All of us knew that Mark Noble was going to hold up his boots and given how little Ryan Fredericks and David Martin have performed this 12 months, their presence within the quartet of leavers was to be anticipated too.
The one identify which may increase an eyebrow although is Andriy Yarmolenko, although all of us knew of his exit as nicely, as a result of he did play a good bit in the direction of the top of the season.
The Ukrainian international was, admittedly, only a substitute for almost all of our most necessary video games and would only begin the matches the place David Moyes was resting his key gamers for a push on the Europa League.
However in that point, he scored a few very essential targets for our season and was at all times accessible as a risk to convey on late into video games even when the primary males had been ahead of him within the queue.
He was the person to attain the extra-time objective at dwelling to Sevilla within the Europa League spherical of 16that despatched us via to the quarter-finals and he then adopted that up with a deadlock-breaking strike towards Aston Villa the next weekend.
The importance of these targets might have gone over the heads of Moyes and the Hammers’ board as a result of discovering somebody who can produce that second of magic when it’s wanted most is a really laborious job to attain.
Yarmolenko might simply come again to hang-out us sooner or later and if we begin to undergo accidents in assault subsequent season, Moyes shall be wishing he had given him at the least yet another 12 months on the London Stadium.
In different West Ham information, one among our key gamers is just not going anyplace this summer time because the club will reject any method for him.