Taking to his official Instagram account, Brazilian winger Nene confirmed that he is going to leave West Ham this summer, when his contract expires at the end of June.
I won’t be at @whufc_official next season. I have spoken with the club and we agreed not to extend my current contract. This season didn't offered me as much opportunities as I was prepared for. My goal is to play for at least 3 more seasons at high-level, that’s the reason why I need to go to another club. I thanks the fans for the permanent support. I wish the best success to my teammate and @whufc_official Je ne serais pas à @whufc_official la saison prochaine. J'ai parlé avec le club et nous nous sommes mis d'accord pour ne pas renouveler mon contrat actuel. Cette saison ne m'a pas donnée les opportunités pour lesquelles je m'étais préparé. Mon objectif est de jouer à haut niveau pour encore au moins 3 saisons, c'est la raison pour laquelle je veux aller dans un autre club. Je remercie les fans pour leurs soutiens permanent. Je souhaite le meilleur à mes coéquipiers et à @whufc_official Não estarei mais no West Ham na próxima temporada. Conversei com o clube e decidimos em comum acordo pra não renovar o contrato , pois meu objetivo é de jogar mais no mínimo 3 temporadas em alto nivel, essa é a razão de eu querer ir pra outro clube. Agradeço muitos os torcedores que o tempo todo me apoiaram e mesmo querendo que eu ficasse me desculpem mais tenho que ver o que é melhor pra mim.
He states that the club have not extended his current contract after discussions with the player, as he wishes to play at a high level for another three seasons, and playing opportunities were limited at the Boleyn Ground.
The 33-year-old ex-PSG player arrived in East London in February, signing a short-term deal until the end of this campaign, although he was used sparing by manager Sam Allardyce. He ended up making just eight appearances, starting no games, and failing to register either a single goal or assist.
With Allardyce leaving, it could have been suggested that Nene could be given a new lease of life under a new manager, but he has confirmed that talks with the club management have proved fruitless.
Clearly he does not fit into theri long-term plans for the Hammers, and it is unlikely they were willing to offer him a three-year deal at his current age.
Arriving on a free transfer, Nene failed to have the impact many expected he would have at the Boleyn Ground, and it is really no surprise that he has not extended his contract with the Hammers to play into next season.