By Saikat Mandal

12th May, 2022 | 8:10pm

Andriy Yarmolenko set to leave West Ham United at the end of the season

Andriy Yarmolenko is set to leave West Ham at the end of the season, according to BBC Sport.

The 32-year-old has a contract at the club until the end of the season, and David Moyes has decided that he will be allowed to leave following the expiry of his deal.

Yarmolenko joined the club in 2018 from Borussia Dortmund, signed by former boss Manuel Pellegrini.

Bold call

Yarmolenko has been a long servant of the club and he has been a model professional.

The Ukraine forward has made 30 appearances for the club this season, scoring three goals.

The tall forward scored two crucial goals against Aston Villa and Sevilla, both came after his emotional return following the club giving him time off to deal with issues following the invasion of Russia.

It’s a bold call made by Moyes, and a sensible one.

Moyes is looking to bolster the squad in the summer, and he needs to open up space for new arrivals.

Yarmolenko is one of the high earners at the club. So, his departure will only free up the space, but a chunk of wages as well, which the Hammers can invest in signing young talents.

The Hammers need only two points from their remaining two league games to book a place for European competition in back to back seasons for the first time in their history.

In other West Ham news, the Hammers have joined the race to sign Rangers sensation for free.

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