By Pranav Shahaney

2nd Aug, 2022 | 2:07pm

West Ham have included a £1.8million option to buy in Arthur Masuaku loan to Besiktas, according to journalist Kaan Bayazit.

Speaking exclusively to West Ham Zone, the WSD Net and Number Web journalist, who has proven to be a reliable source on all things Besiktas, believes that the 28-year-old has played his last game for the London club.

After an injury-ravaged season, the Hammers decided to let him go out on loan but put an option to buy in the deal.

Bayazit said, “Masuaku may have played his final game for West Ham as he’s now arrived in Istanbul. There is a 2.2million euro [£1.8million] option to buy at the end of the loan spell.”

Good riddance

David Moyes trusted Masuaku to be a backup left-back and left-winger, and more often than not, he’s been let down by him.

His performances may not have been too bad but his injury record has been woeful and he does need to take part of the blame for it.

Players in their late 30s work twice as hard on the training ground and their off-the-field routine to ensure that they’re in the best shape.

There’s no excuse for someone who’s 28 and arguably in his prime to not put in those hard yards behind closed doors.

Hopefully, he stays fit this season otherwise Besiktas may not even want to exercise their option and the Hammers will end up with a player they do not want.

There is more good news for West Ham on the left-back side of things as Moyes has engaged in fresh talks and a bid for Filip Kostic is very much on the cards.