Report: West Ham willing to listen to offers for Kevin Nolan

Kevin Nolan

West Ham are looking to sell the former Bolton and Newcastle midfielder.

Nolan’s future was always going to be under threat following the departure of Sam Allardyce, and it has now been reported by ESPN that the club are willing to listen to offers for their captain.

Slaven Bilic is keen to put his own spin on the playing squad, and having already seen the likes of Dimitri Payet and Pedro Obiang arrive in East London, it is clear that the midfield zones are undergoing the most work.

This has created a lack of opportunities for Nolan, 33, and the captain is on the transfer market, with the report claiming that former club Bolton want to bring him down to the Championship.

Nolan’s waning influence was evident during the 2014/15 season, with his inclusion in the first-team coinciding with the drops in form which dogged the Hammers campaign. He scored just one goal in 34 games, and was frequently looking off the pace in comparison with his younger teammates.

His total appearances tally was lower than any other season he has enjoyed at the Boleyn Ground, and even though he is respected at the club for the role he played in securing promotion from the Championship in 2012, it is clear he has no future at the club.

Nolan is entering the last year of his contract, meaning the club want to sell him for a fee this summer, and if a deal is agreed he will leave East London having scored 31 goals and registered 18 assists in 152 games as a loyal servant for the Hammers.

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