Report names nine players West Ham United could offload this summer

A general view outside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion at London Stadium on January 2, 2018 in London, England.

West Ham United could reportedly part company with Edimilson Fernandes, Andy Carroll and Adrian among others in the summer transfer window.

West Ham United's Spanish goalkeeper Adrian (L) collects the ball by West Ham United's Italian defender Angelo Ogbonna during the English Premier League football match between West Ham...

According to a report in The Times, West Ham United could offload as many as nine players in the summer transfer window.

It has been reported that the Hammers could part company with Sam Byram, Jordan Hugill, Cheikhou Kouyate, Pedro Obiang, Angelo Ogbonna, Michail Antonio, Edimilson Fernandes, Andy Carroll and Adrian.

Surprise names

While the likes of defender Byram and forward Hugill have struggled at West Ham and it does not come as a surprise that the Hammers could reportedly offload them, there are two names in that list that stick out - Edimilson Fernandes and Adrian.

True, West Ham have signed Lukasz Fabianski from Swansea City in the summer transfer window, but the Hammers still need competition for that position, especially with the return of Joe Hart to his parent club Manchester City from his loan spell at the London Stadium.

Adrian is a very good goalkeeper who can push Fabianski, and perhaps the Hammers should hold onto the striker.

Edimilson Fernandes of West Ham United during the Premier League match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on April 8, 2018 in London, England.

Fernandes is another surprise name on the list. The 22-year-old midfielder joined the London club from FC Sion in the summer of 2016 for a transfer fee reported by The Daily Mail to be worth £5.5 million and is hugely talented.

Given the Switzerland international midfielder’s undeniable talent, it would be wise of West Ham to keep hold of Fernandes, who earns £30,000 per week as salary, according to Spotrac.com.

A general view outside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion at London Stadium on January 2, 2018 in London, England.

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