Talking Point

The following West Ham players will be out of contract or end of loan by 30th June this year. George McCartney, Matt Taylor, Jack Collison, Joe Cole, Elliot Lee, Marco Borriello, Jussi Jaaskelainen, Roger Johnson, Pablo Armero, Abdul Razak, Danny Potts, Jordan Spence and Antonio Nocerino

I understand just two of this list will be offered short term contracts with one further player offered a longer term contract, the other nine players will be released at the end of their contract or loan. The move is thought to see around £177,000 per week reduction in wages meaning just over £9 million of wages per year available to spend in the summer.

It is also thought West Ham will look at ways to cut their losses with Modibo Maiga, Alou Diarra and Stephen Henderson in the summer maybe buying them out of their contracts early like they did with Razan Rat or releasing them for free if other clubs can be found. Incredibly this could release another £85,000 per week (£4,420,000 per year) off the wage bill before any compensation is taken into account.

Which players would you keep and offer new contracts?