West Ham may consider selling Andriy Yarmolenko in the January transfer window, according to the Football Insider. The website claims that the Hammers are open to offers for the Ukrainian international.
Despite starting the season well after recovering from a serious Achilles injury, the 30-year-old has fallen down the pecking order under manager Manuel Pellegrini. He has still not found a place in the team even with Manuel Lanzini out with a shoulder injury.
Some supporters on Twitter think selling Yarmolenko could be the right decision:
Good, fraid he’s too slow for the Prem.
— Paul Buck (@hatter01) December 24, 2019
— Gary (@RedbreastGary) December 24, 2019
Ofc we would have to take a loss.. no1s paying £18m+ for him.
— Tony⚒ (@WHUFC_Tony) December 24, 2019
While others think he has been poorly managed:
nooo i like yarmo
— Connor United (@cotdaboss) December 24, 2019
Shame, I think he could be a great player for us. Form has dipped along with the rest of the squad due to poor form and lack of confidence throughout. Would have to lay some blame at the managers door too, as he often discards him from the squad completely. Not playing for Pell
— Dean Seabrook (@Deanoseabrook) December 24, 2019
Yarmolenko is similar to Anderson in that he is poorly man managed by Pellegrini which hasn’t helped with the already decreasing form and confidence of both the players. Yarmolenko goes from starting one week, to completely out the squad the next. Pellegrini can’t man manage.
— Josh Verrills (@WestHamJoshV) December 24, 2019
Yarmo is the type of player who could flourish under different management
— Steve (@Steve_WHU_) December 24, 2019
It does appear, however, that West Ham may have to take a loss on the £18m they paid Borussia Dortmund for the player eighteen months ago.
The Irons are also reportedly listening to offers for Carlos Sanchez, Jordan Hugill and may let the injury-ravaged Jack Wilshere leave as the club make room for new arrivals in January. Whether the changes will improve the squad, we shall have to wait and see.