West Ham United left back Arthur Masuaku is unlikely to be at the club by the time his current contract expires, according to Claret & Hugh.
The reliable Hammers news source claims that it would be a major shock if the DR Congo international is still in east London by 2023.
With his previous deal up at the end of this season, the 25-year-old was handed fresh terms this summer. However, that may have been down to the club wanting to be able to secure a transfer fee for him were he to be sold at any point.
Masuaku started the 2-0 defeat to Everton on Saturday, but struggled in a woeful team performance.
This seems like a very reactionary take, here. Yes, Masuaku put in a terrible display against Everton, but so did most West Ham players. It wasn’t a vintage performance from Manuel Pellegrini’s side, that’s for sure. But when you think back to the early part of the season, Masuaku was one of the team’s best players. Now that he’s had a couple of bad games he’s suddenly unlikely to be at the club come 2023. Come on now, let’s try and maintain a bit of perspective. Still, he did struggle at Goodison Park, and make no mistake. As per WhoScored.com, he was very busy defensively, with the Toffees targeting the Hammers’ left hand side. Masuaku produced two tackles, three interceptions, three clearances and a block. However, he also committed two fouls, had a pass success rate of just 70.3% and had a WhoScored rating of just 6.54. So, yes, he was really poor on Saturday, but that doesn’t mean he should suddenly be shipped out of town.