West Ham United selling Edimilson Fernandes would be a risk

Edimilson Fernandes of West Ham United during the the Premier League match between Burnley and West Ham United at Turf Moor on May 21, 2017 in Burnley, England.

West Ham United are looking to re-shape their squad, with Manuel Pellegrini being appointed earlier today.

Edimilson Fernandes of West Ham United during the the Premier League match between Burnley and West Ham United at Turf Moor on May 21, 2017 in Burnley, England.

According to The Times, West Ham United are prepared to sell Edimilson Fernandes and that could be Manuel Pellegrini’s first questionable decision at the London Stadium.

Pellegrini was only announced as West Ham’s new manager today, but he is already thinking about re-shaping his squad for next season.

And Fernandes is said to be one of the players who could depart the London Stadium in the near future.

Fernandes struggled in West Ham’s first-team towards the back end of last season, but he could yet develop into an asset for the London side.

Edimilson Fernandes of West Ham United attempts to cross as Eliaquim Mangala of Manchester City attempts to block during a Pre Season Friendly between Manchester City and West Ham United...

The 22-year-old is still very young, and he possesses a skill set that is particularly enviable.

Fernandes is a good athlete, but he is also technically gifted - and has all the tools required to make himself a success in the Premier League in the future.

Indeed, HITC covered how big a fan former West Ham boss Slaven Bilic was of the Switzerland international last month.

Edimilson Fernandes of West Ham United (R) comes on for Robert Snodgrass of West Ham United L) during the Premier League match between Hull City and West Ham United at KCOM Stadium on...

Bilic said: “I like him. We bought him and he’s very young. He can play everywhere and he has every chance to be special in the future if he changes a little bit, he needs to work more. He has the pace, skill and the strike. He defends very well too. He has every chance.”

And if Fernandes is sold by West Ham and goes to fulfil his potential elsewhere, it could be a decision which Pellegrini lives to regret in future years.

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