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Carroll and Hernandez could lead summer clearout

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West Ham boss David Moyes is ready to offload strikers Andy Carroll and Javier Hernandez if he is handed a new contract this summer, according to The Times. 

The newspaper report that Moyes would like to remain in charge of the Hammers and is set to meet the board on Monday, with his future to be sorted by the end of next week.

The Times claim that Moyes has challenged the club to match his ambitions, with the Scot wanting to be handed control of transfers and insisting he does not want to be involved in a relegation dogfight every season.

It is said that Carroll and Hernandez would be binned in a summer clearout, with Moyes also introducing changes to the club’s scouting structure and training ground.

The board’s decision on whether to keep Moyes will reportedly depend on the club’s final two results against his former clubs Manchester United and Everton.

OPINION

In some ways it is surprising to hear these two names on the West Ham chopping block, with Moyes’ reportedly to focus on midfield and defensive reinforcements this summer. However there are obvious reasons behind the decision if both players are indeed shipped off this summer. Carroll’s injury problems have continued unabated into this season and his value is dropping at the London Stadium. There is also the small issue of the massive bust-up between Moyes and Carroll, with the Scot fuming at his striker in a heated argument at Rush Green. Hernandez on the other hand has been readily available for Moyes this season, but the Mexican has never been a favourite of the Scot. He has been used sparingly under Moyes and it would probably be best for both parties if he moved elsewhere this summer after just a year in the capital. First though, Moyes’ future must be resolved, and that is not a given at all.  

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