By Saikat Mandal

21st Jun, 2022 | 9:40pm

West Ham United defender Arthur Masuaku heads towards exit door amid Fulham link

West Ham defender Arthur Masuaku is almost certain to leave the club this summer, as reported by Claret and Hugh.

Writing on their website on 21 June, the Hammers insider reported that West Ham are expecting an offer from London rivals Fulham for Masuaku.

They are also hoping to receive offers from elsewhere. In case, there’s no offer on the table, the club will terminate the deal for the player who has a contract until 2024.

More departures

Masuaku is one of the longest-serving players at the club.

The 28-year-old joined the club in 2016 from Olympiacos and managed just over 125 appearances for the club.

It comes as a surprise that despite being at the club so long, he hasn’t been able to cement his position in the side, be it as a left-back or a left-winger.

Last season, he made 21 appearances in all competitions, but there wasn’t enough evidence to show that he deserves to stay.

Masuaku’s main problem is that he is very poor defensively. He makes costly errors at the back, but attacking-wise, he is decent at best.

Ryan Fredericks is another player who is likely to leave the club after the end of this month.

The Hammers probably will now look to sign another left-back this summer. Aaron Cresswell remains the first-choice option, but David Moyes should sign someone who can challenge him for the first-team spot.