West Ham confirm exits of four players as David Moyes plots summer transfer rebuild mission
The yearly roster of West Ham United players who will depart the London Stadium at the conclusion of the 2021–2022 season has been released. After their contracts expire on June 30, the Hammers confirmed the departure of six members of the development squad and four members of the main team.
Mark Noble, who will formally retire after 18 seasons as a first-team player, is among the players who are expected to depart East London in the coming weeks, along with Andriy Yarmolenko, David Martin, Ryan Fredericks, and others. On June 30, West Ham would also lose players Nathan Holland, Jayden Fevrier, Bernardo Rosa, Amadou Diallo, Ossama Ashley, and scholar Isaac Evans.
The Hammers honored all of the players with a compilation of their greatest moments wearing a West Ham shirt and praised each and every one of them for their dedication to the team. “West Ham United would like to thank all those departing for their hard work and commitment during their careers in Claret and Blue and wish them the very best for their future careers,” the club said in a statement that accompanied their announcement.
The few departures will probably set off a hectic summer transfer market for Moyes, as three important first-team players will be saying goodbye. Noble made 550 appearances for the Hammers, directly assisting in 123 goals.
In his final two seasons as a Claret and Blue player, the 35-year-old led the team into Europe, earned two Hammer of the Year trophies, and made it to two Play-Off finals. Noble’s departure will be devastating, as Moyes will be losing a leader in the dressing room even though the midfielder has been more visible on the sidelines this season.
After spending four seasons in east London, Yarmolenko made 86 appearances overall and directly assisted on 20 goals. The 32-year-old has scored a number of goals at West Ham that will go down in history, but none more so than the victories over Sevilla and Aston Villa in March of this year.
Since joining West Ham in 2018, Fredericks has made 77 appearances and has directly contributed to nine goals. With five appearances during the Hammers’ journey to the UEFA Europa League semifinals this season, he has been a key component of the team’s recent success.
Martin became a West Ham player in June 2019 and made a memorable debut for the team in November of the same year, when the Hammers defeated Chelsea 1-0 in the Premier League. The 36-year-old’s performance at London Stadium that day will live on in the memories of the supporters.
Additionally, Moyes has already informed David Sullivan, David Gold, and Karren Brady that he ought to have the final say over signings this summer as part of the rebuild. The Scotsman emphasized that he will always have the ultimate word when it comes to signings in an interview with Sky Sports last month.