West Ham have confirmed Ukraine international Andriy Yarmolenko will follow Mark Noble out of the London Stadium when his contract expires next month.
The 32-year-old forward never managed to hold down a place in David Moyes’ side. To that end, he will now be looking for a new club from June 30.
Yarmolenko joined the Hammers from Borussia Dortmund in 2018 and went on to score 13 goals in 86 appearances for the club.
His most lasting contribution was also a highly emotional one as he scored an extra-time winner against Sevilla to send West Ham into the Europa League quarter-final having returned from a period of time off following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Noble had already announced this season, his 18th at West Ham, would be his last. He plans to retire and the former skipper’s release was officially confirmed when the club published their retained list.
Full-back Ryan Fredericks will also leave when his deal runs out, as will experienced goalkeeper David Martin. The 36-year-old not having featured for the first-team since January 2020.
Development squad players Nathan Holland, Jayden Fevrier, Bernardo Rosa, Amadou Diallo and Ossama Ashley and scholar Isaac Evans will also depart on June 30 when their contracts expire.
Moyes to scour transfer market
The loss of experienced stars Noble and Yarmolenko will certainly prompt David Moyes to take action in the summer market.
Rumours are also circulating that Tomas Soucek could be on his way after a bust-up with the Hammers boss.
Soucek and Declan Rice have formed one of the best midfield tandems in recent Premier League seasons. However, it appears that West Ham could be ready to cash in on the former.
Indeed, reports state Moyes believes Soucek is not currently worthy of a lucrative new contract. That, in tturn, has angered the Czech star, who is now considering leaving.