West Ham United have launched 4 senior gamers of their 2022 retained listing introduced on Friday (27 Might) together with goalkeeper David Martin.

The 36-year-old is a lifelong Hammers supporter and the son of former Irons primary Alvin who performed between 1978 and 1996 on the Boleyn Floor.

Throughout his time on the London Stadium, Martin only made 5 appearances within the 2019-20 season as West Ham struggled for a goalkeeper however he did hold a clear sheet away at Chelsea which famously left him in tears on the pitch at Stamford Bridge.

The Romford-born shot-stopper, who joined from Millwall in 2019, took to Twitter to say a fond farewell to his boyhood club as he joined Andriy Yarmolenko, Ryan Fredericks and Mark Noble in leaving the club as a participant.

Gutted to be leaving West Ham. I thank God on daily basis that I’ve been part of a club that’s so near mine and my household’s coronary heart, Martin stated.

“I transfer on to a brand new problem however this isn’t the top as I’ll help the workforce until the day I die. Because of the followers for his or her huge help.”


He could have only performed 5 instances for us however there gained’t have been many Hammers followers who can have desperately needed him to not play had he wanted to.

He knew he was going to be the third alternative at finest when he arrived with Lukasz Fabianski having a stronghold on the primary jersey and his state of affairs hasn’t been helped by the arrivals of Darren Randolph or extra lately Alphonse Areola.

However you gained’t hear a nasty phrase stated about Martin by anybody on the club, whether or not that be a workers member, fellow participant or supporter and he leaves the club with our greatest needs.

It gained’t be a shock to anybody if, by the point the primary house sport comes round within the 2022-23 season, Martin is within the crowd on the London Stadium cheering his former teammates and his boyhood club onto victory (until he finds a club earlier than then).

It might be a disgrace if nobody have been to select him up on a free transfer as a result of he nonetheless has quite a bit to supply the appropriate club and possibly in the future he’ll come again to hang-out the Hammers additional down the road.

In different West Ham information, the most recent stories counsel that this Irons ace is not going to be offered this summer time regardless of stories suggesting in any other case.

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Author: Londonlad

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