By Jason Jones

3rd Feb, 2020 | 4:49pm

Report - Rarely seen Hammer turned down Jan exit to fight for West Ham spot

West Ham midfielder Carlos Sanchez turned down potential moves to  Turkey and Spain during the January transfer window, according to Football.London.

The Colombian is out of contract at the end of the season, and it is understood that the Hammers were keen to offload him last month as opposed to losing him for free at the end of the season.

The 33-year-old was a target for both La Liga side Leganes and Super Lig club Antalyaspor, but instead made it clear that he was keen to stay in east London so that he could fight for a place with the Irons.

The South American has struggled with form and injury issues during his time in the capital, and has made just six appearances in the Premier League this term, but has made it clear that he wishes to prove his worth to manager David Moyes.

Will Sanchez win himself a place at West Ham? 

Honestly, it would be a shock.

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The South American has failed to show anything during his time with the club that would suggest he is good enough to force his way into contention at the London Stadium.

Admittedly, his chances have been limited, but so far this season, he has been pretty poor.

In his most recent outing, for example, against West Brom in the FA Cup, he managed just two successful defensive duels, and a pass completion rate of 69% before being taken off at half time by Moyes, as per Wyscout.

The real kicker, however, is that he could end up costing the Hammers even more money than he already has, because realistically, he looks set to leave on a free come the summer.

In other West Ham news, ‘First team, now’ – These Hammers urge Moyes to call up U23 talent ‘ASAP’.