By Pranav Shahaney

9th Oct, 2021 | 4:30pm

David Martin set for West Ham summer exit

West Ham veteran David Martin is set to part ways with the club when his contract expires in the summer, according to Claret and Hugh.

The 35-year-old, who joined the club in 2019, did not even reach double figures for appearances at the London Stadium.

He is now set to leave the club after his two-year stint as his deal with the Hammers is set to run out.

Pointless signing

If Martin wasn’t to get a game, it made little sense to even get him to the club in the first place.

He is also on great terms with Michail Antonio, who has started the season exceptionally well.

Antonio said of Martin in 2019, via Football London, “He’s a great lad. As soon as he’s come in he’s nice, he’s always up for everything. He’s unbelievable at teqball – one of the best at the club.”

The Hammers have a decent academy with players waiting to make their big break and a youngster could’ve been named the third or fourth-choice goalkeeper.

Nathan Trott and Joseph Anang are two young goalkeepers that are out on loan and surely wouldn’t do worse than what Martin did in his handful of games played for the first team.

Even currently at the club, the first-choice U-23s goalkeeper Krisztian Hegyi has been impressive.

He’s already a Hungary U-21s international and could soon receive his senior cap.

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