West Ham will not look to offer midfielder Carlos Sanchez another contract according to the latest reports. The Colombian’s current deal expires in the summer.
The 33-year-old has contributed very little since he arrived in the summer of 2018 and supporters on Twitter think it is the right decision to let the player leave:
Give him away in January Please. 🤞🤞
— Steve Lawrence (@slhammer2005) October 10, 2019
Taxi for Carlos. Bye
— Colin (@satellitepro68) October 10, 2019
there is no way he will be staying, shocking signing.
— David bough (@futurestrader05) October 10, 2019
Up there with the worst footballers we’ve had and there’s a long long list. Sure it’s a prank and he’s a paint and decorator
— David&Kimmy (@kimmyb88) October 11, 2019
Best news ever!
— Billy Hales (@MoHales8) October 11, 2019
Sloppy player in my opinion
— james thomas (@jamesthomas85) October 10, 2019
I hope he leaves in January
— Chris Helwig (@chelwig54) October 10, 2019
Lets get the champagne out
— Jay Ayling (@JayAyling7) October 10, 2019
— kevthehammersuddell (@kevin_suddell) October 10, 2019
I actually liked him when he first joined. Thought he made a good addition as a ‘squad’ player. Felt for him when he got the injury. But, for me, he hammered (no pun intended) the final nail in his West Ham coffin during the Oxford game
— Simon Pay (@mr51pay) October 11, 2019
Whether Sanchez will be offloaded in January so the Hammers can receive a fee for the player, it remains to be seen, but much may depend on whether manager Manuel Pellegrini can bring in another central midfielder.
Pedro Obiang was not replaced after he left to sign for Sassuolo, and there are a lack of options in the middle of the park who can provide cover for Declan Rice.
Sanchez may yet stay until the summer when a younger replacement can be found. The Colombian international has made three brief substitute appearances in the Premier League this season, and also played in the Carabao Cup games against Newport and Oxford.