Stan Collymore expects a mass exodus at West Ham ought to they fail to achieve both of the 2 main European tournaments subsequent season.
The Hammers’ Champions League dream is over having misplaced within the Europa League semi-final 3-1 over the 2 legs with it additionally being mathematically inconceivable to qualify by way of the Premier League’s prime 4.
David Moyes’ aspect should maintain down their place in seventh place as Wolves breathe down their neck to keep away from a number of key gamers leaving in the summertime in response to Collymore.
He advised Caught Offside: “Ought to the club fail to qualify for both of Europe’s two largest competitions subsequent season, I ponder what this might imply for his or her greatest gamers. Might the Hammers lose important first-team gamers this summer season?
“I really feel for West Ham, however I do assume they are going to now have 4 or 5 gamers who will say ‘we’ve simply performed Eintracht Frankfurt in a Europa League semi-final throughout two legs, each with unimaginable atmospheres and I need extra of that’.
“So I wouldn’t be shocked if a few of their higher gamers weren’t picked off this summer season. Nonetheless, West Ham’s possession will in all probability wish to make sure that the manager doesn’t lose the majority of the squad.
“They might even prolong David Moyes’ contract to advertise stability however let Rice go for £100m, possibly extra, after which reinvest it to maintain the club transferring ahead – that’s what I might do as a result of to go to the subsequent degree, what West Ham really want is a deeper squad.”
This appears a bit excessive from Collymore. These gamers have come collectively and fought so onerous all season lengthy to attain one thing good.
Admittedly, they didn’t go all the best way and raise the trophy which will probably be vastly disappointing for everybody concerned however for a number of gamers to simply depart after that could be very unlikely.
There’s a case for Declan Rice leaving given his unsure future on the club however those that are tied down on the London Stadium will wish to enhance their effort subsequent season.
The Irons got here so near greatness this marketing campaign regardless of all the percentages being closely stacked in opposition to them.
If the West Ham chiefs again Moyes in the summertime transfer window and this squad is improved, there isn’t any cause why they couldn’t take that additional step subsequent season and raise a trophy.
Moyes had achieved a superb job and you’ll battle to discover a club with a greater temper than the Hammers have proper now which makes it unlikely for gamers to leap ship – the longer term is vivid in east London.
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