By Jason Jones

24th Dec, 2019 | 11:08am

Report - West Ham willing to take Jan loss on 2018 summer signing

Andriy Yarmolenko has endured a mixed bag during the first year and a half of his time with West Ham. 

The Ukrainian missed most of last term due to ligament injury, and while he did look brighter in the opening stages of this campaign, he has found himself out of the side again in recent weeks.

And according to a report from Football Insider, the Ukrainian could be a casualty of a planned January shake-up in east London.

The article suggests that not only would the club be willing to sell, but they would be willing to take a hit on the £18 million they paid Dynamo Kiev just last year.

Yarmolenko has not started for West Ham since the 3-2 defeat to Tottenham last month, and it is understood that he is now beneath Pablo Fornals, Robert Snodgrass, and Michail Antonio in the pecking order for the Irons.

Bearing all of that in mind, selling him could prove to be the right thing to do.

There have been flashes of what Yarmolenko can do, and there is no doubting that the lad has considerable ability, but so far this season he has only averaged one key pass and 0.4 successful dribbles per game, as per Whoscored.

His consistency is poor, and his creativity, while undeniable at times, is too unpredictable to rely on.

There will no doubt be fans who believe that he can still turn things around in east London, and given enough time, he probably could, but sometimes you just have to hold your hands up and cut your losses.

In other news, ‘He’ll have some takers’ – Bent claims £100k-a-wk West Ham ace will have suitors in January window.