West Ham: Andriy Yarmolenko is one of four first team stars released this summer
Andriy Yarmolenko will leave West Ham this summer as one of four first-team stars to be released…with the Hammers announcing TIE players to be fired without contract
- West Ham released their saved list ahead of the 2022-23 campaign on Friday
- Andriy Yarmolenko and Ryan Fredericks are two stars of the first team to be released
- Ukrainian winger Yarmolenko has played four years for East London
- Mark Noble retires while goalkeeper David Martin also leaves this summer
West Ham have confirmed that four first-team players will leave the London Stadium this summer after their contracts expire.
Along with retiring midfielder Mark Noble and goalkeeper David Martin, winger Andriy Yarmolenko and right-back Ryan Fredericks will also leave for free on June 30.
Yarmolenko joined West Ham from Borussia Dortmund in 2018 and made 86 appearances, scoring 13 goals in his four years with the club.
Andriy Yarmolenko (left) is one of four first-team players to be released by West Ham this summer, and midfielder Declan Rice (right) pays tribute to the winger on Instagram
The veteran Ukraine international has been linked with a move to newly promoted Fulham.
“Happy to play and know you brother,” midfielder Declan Rice wrote to Yarmolenko on Instagram.
Right-back Fredericks is already in the spotlight of the entire Premier League.
A number of teams are eager to get hold of the reliable top player, including his former club Fulham and Southampton.
The swift defender, who started his career with Tottenham, returned to the Premier League when he joined West Ham and made 77 appearances, helping the club reach the semi-finals of the Europa League this season.
Mark Noble and Ryan Fredericks (left) will leave, with Noble retiring after 18 seasons, while goalkeeper David Martin (right) will leave the London Stadium after his contract expires
Club legend Noble retires after 18 seasons, where he played 550 times.
The 35-year-old has scored 62 goals and provided 61 assists, as well as winning two Hammer of the Year awards.
His last season, which ended in emotional scenes at his last home game at London Stadium, concluded with a run-up to the semi-finals of the Europa League. He also led the team in two Play-Off finals.
Along with backup goalkeeper Martin, academy players Nathan Holland, Jayden Fevrier, Bernardo Rosa, Amadou Diallo, Ossama Ashley and Isaac Evans will also leave West Ham at the end of next month.
“West Ham United would like to thank all the players who have left for their hard work and commitment throughout their careers at Claret and Blue and wish them all the best for their future careers,” the statement said.