West Ham Super Fans want Masuaku to stay despite transfer update
This is part of a regular series from our panel of West Ham Super Fans. Each week, our Super Fans will deliver their verdicts on the biggest talking points and news stories around the London Stadium.
West Ham could listen to offers for left-back Arthur Masuaku in the summer transfer window despite his contract not expiring until 2024.
According to Hammers news site Claret & Hugh, the Irons “would certainly listen to enquiries” for the 27-year-old, who’s missed a large portion of this season due to injury.
Masuaku has played 12 times in the Premier League this term and enjoyed great success as a left-sided wing-back with Aaron Cresswell, who played as a left-sided centre-back, supporting him down the wing.
In his 12 top-flight appearances, West Ham have been winners on seven occasions. David Moyes’ side has also lost their last two since Masuaku returned to the sidelines, winning the two matches prior.
We asked our panel of West Ham Super Fans whether they think Masuaku should stay at the London Stadium and if they think the decision to listen to offers for him is a bad one.
Here is what they had to say:
Mark Smith (@ironworks68)
Teddy Isaacs (@T_dIsaacs)
Stuart Ling (@StuartLing76)
Kevin Vince (@Kevinvince63)
Talkin West Ham (@TalkinWestHam)
As you can see, the Super Fans want Masuaku to stay on.
Cresswell, 31, isn’t getting any younger and the jury is still out on Ben Johnson when he’s played down the left.
It wouldn’t hurt to sign a new left-back if Moyes wants to stay to a system that utilises wing-backs and sees Cresswell play in a back-three, especially as Masuaku has proven himself to be injury prone and also liable to a dip in form in his time in East London.
But sell him? No, we agree with the Super Fans.
As one of them says, the squad is pretty thin at the moment so sales should only happen after replacements are brought in.
In other West Ham news, Frank McAvennie is completely baffled by two transfer decisions at the London Stadium.