West Ham have not yet begun negotiations with their players whose contracts are expiring, as the club’s Premier League future is uncertain, writes the Standard.
The Hammers are currently four points ahead of the relegation zone, and their outcomes for the season could vary significantly. They may plan for a year in the Championship next season or another European campaign, or perhaps even both. Manuel Lanzini, Angelo Ogbonna, and Lukasz Fabianski are all in the final months of their contracts, but no decisions have been made regarding their futures.
Moyes said: “We’ve been solely concerned with our league positions. Hopefully we’ll be able to get some things done shortly.”
David Moyes stated that the club has been solely focused on their league position, but he hopes to resolve contract issues soon. Lanzini is likely to depart as he has not played a League game since the first day of the season, and he wants to revive his career elsewhere. Fabianski, on the other hand, remains Moyes’s first choice in the League, despite Alphonse Areola being his long-term successor. The 38-year-old goalkeeper signed a one-year extension last summer with the option of another 12 months.
In February, Ogbonna expressed his desire to prolong his stay at West Ham. He suffered an ACL injury last season, but has become a regular part of the team this season. However, he will miss Thursday’s Europa Conference League quarter-final second-leg match against Gent due to suspension. “It feels like a family here and I want to be part of this family,” said the Italian.