West Ham should have sold Morgan Amalfitano in summer transfer window


Morgan Amalfitano is likely to have limited playing time at West Ham United this season.

Morgan Amalfitano did not have a bad season for West Ham United in 2014-15, but it would have been best for the Premier League outfit had they sold him in the summer transfer window.

The 30-year-old midfielder is a good player and adds to the quality of the current Hammers squad, but he is unlikely to get much playing time this season, at least in the opening months.

As things stand at the moment, the Frenchman is out of the picture at West Ham and is not part of the first-team squad.

True, Amalfitano is part of the Hammers’ official 25-man Premier League squad, but he has been training with the Under-21 side for quite a while.

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic was quoted as saying by The London Evening Standard in August that he disciplined the former Marseille star in pre-season.

The situation has not been resolved, as the 30-year-old has yet to make an appearance in the Premier League for the London outfit this campaign.

Since Bilic and Amalfitano fell out in pre-season, it would have made sense for West Ham to move on the midfielder before the summer transfer window shut on September 1.

Even if the damage is repaired, Amalfitano will struggle to break into the first team due to a fierce competition for places, with fellow wide players Michail Antonio and Victor Moses joining the club on transfer deadline day.

Last season, the former Lorient star scored three goals and created 10 chances in 24 Premier League matches.

West Ham could have got some decent money if they had sold Amalfitano in the summer transfer window.

If Amalfitano does not get enough games this season, then his value will drop, and the Hammers will get far less for him next summer.

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