By Joe Ellis

14th May, 2022 | 11:10am

West Ham United need to sell Angelo Ogbonna as soon as possible

West Ham United have just two games to go in their Premier League season but they are already looking towards the summer transfer window.

David Moyes is very keen to make a number of additions and the list of players linked with a move to the London Stadium is growing almost every day.

A striker has been the obvious weak point for the Irons this season with Michail Antonio having to hold down the fort single-handedly all year but Moyes appears keen to add depth in another position.

That is the centre-half area where the Hammers recently had a mini injury crisis that left them very bare at the back for some key games in their season.

West Ham have reportedly pulled out of the race for Burnley’s James Tarkowski [The Mirror] but they are still keen on Nayef Aguerd from Stade Rennes [Guardian] and there are a number of other names to have been mentioned since the silent January window.

If Moyes does get his wish and sees at least one new centre-half into Rush Green, he will very quickly find that he has too many to pick from and he will need to sell someone.

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Craig Dawson looks to be going nowhere after his impressive season and Kurt Zouma has been the ideal partner for him this campaign while Issa Diop provides useful backup, as does youngster Aji Alese.

That leaves just Angelo Ogbonna who has spent the vast majority of the season out injured and at 33 years of age, his time at the very top level is potentially coming to an end, if it hasn’t done so already.

The Italian has to be at the top of Moyes’ list of players he wants gone from his squad and a move away from the London Stadium will be best for all parties involved, including Ogbonna himself.

In other West Ham news, Mark Noble has made a surprising admission ahead of his final home game as a West Ham player on Sunday (15 May) against Manchester City.

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