West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has said some players will be allowed to leave the London stadium this summer after failing to establish themselves in the first team.
Writing in his column for the Evening Standard, Bilic said he knows he needs to refresh the Hammers squad and make improvements in the quality of the first team:
“A few players will go and some are not happy with the minutes they have played. We have to refresh our squad and improve our first XI.”
Players such as Alvaro Arbeloa, Havard Nordtveit, Jonathan Calleri, Sofiane Feghouli and even Adrian have been on the periphery for most of West Ham’s league campaign.
Bilic said at his press conference today that Arbeloa will likely leave at the end of his contract in June. Calleri’s loan deal will almost certainly not be made permanent, while Adrian’s future probably depends on whether Bilic signs a new goalkeeper before the start of the new season, despite the club triggering their option to extend his contract.
In an interview to the Spanish media, the Spaniard said he has been frustrated at the lack of first team opportunities this season and may consider a move to La Liga if he isn’t given certain guarantees about his future.
Nordtveit and Feghouli’s futures are more uncertain. Both have spent spells in the starting eleven this campaign but neither looks to have convinced the manager of a regular place in the first team.