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Inkersole: West Ham should not have sold Fernandes

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Sam Inkersole has claimed that West Ham should not have sold Edimilson Fernandes in the summer.

The Football. journalist claimed that after the playmaker shined on Friday evening for alongside Hammers’ forward Albian Ajeti in their 1-0 win against Georgia he could have been ideal for Manuel Pellegrini.

Inkersole wrote on his personal Twitter account that West Ham shouldn’t have allowed the 23-year-old to leave the Stadium, especially with their current midfield predicament.

After the 3-0 defeat to Burnley at Turf Moor last time out, West Ham are without the influential trio of Mark Noble, Jack Wilshere, and Manuel Lanzini.

OPINION

Given West Ham’s problems in midfield now, it would be wrong to think that the didn’t make a mistake in allowing the international to move to Germany in the summer. That is the only real sticking point in terms of whether it was a mistake or not, as no Hammers’ fan would surely think that Fernandes should have stayed at the club if they hadn’t have had the nightmare couple of months they have had. Back in September, West Ham were third in the Premier League, and not one fan would have had the 23-year-old on their mind, so it is wrong to suddenly believe that Pellegrini is missing him right now. Fernandes hasn’t exactly set the world alight at so far since moving, making nine appearances in the and not scoring or assisting a single goal in this campaign. Inkersole is probably jumping the gun suggesting that Fernandes’ showing against a side like Georgia highlights how he could solve the current predicament facing Pellegrini at West Ham.

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