West Ham United are looking to sell left-back Arthur Masuaku this summer with the 23-year-old having largely failed to impress since his move from Olympiakos. The French defender has failed to dethrone Aaron Cresswell in the side, making just a handful of Premier League appearances this season, and has reportedly been told he can leave when the campaign comes to a close.
Masuaku has been suffering from a knee injury since December which has limited his appearances, and his performances in the first-half of the season have led to doubts that he’s the right man to challenge Cresswell for a starting place. The left-back has made just six Premier League starts for West Ham United, his last appearance being a 5-1 defeat to Arsenal in December’s Premier League clash.
In the eight games played for West Ham, Masuaku has been on the winning side just twice, conceding a total of 22 goals for his troubles. While an attack-minded player who likes to get forward and whip balls in, the Frenchman hasn’t provided enough defensive protection for the Hammers this season which is likely to result in his exit.
United are reportedly going to take a hit on the £6M they paid for his services in August 2016, with Olympiakos given first refusal on a cut-price. Masuaku has endured an error-prone spell in London and hasn’t been a reliable deputy for Cresswell, as was previously hoped. West Ham co-owner David Gold has praised the left-back on social media, but manager Slaven Bilic is believed to have lost his patience in waiting for Masuaku to improve.
A number of questionable performances in heavy defeats in 2016 have made up the manager’s mind on Masuaku, and there could be movement in the summer that sees the flop arrival leaving and a new face potentially brought in to replace him.