Andriy Yarmolenko ‘95 per cent’ certain to leave West Ham this summer

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Andriy Yarmolenko has all-but confirmed he will leave West Ham at the end of the season.

The Ukraine international is out of contract in the summer and has not held talks with the club over a new deal.

Yarmolenko has scored some important goals since his returning to the team following his spell of compassionate leave in the wake of Russia’s invasion of his homeland but West Ham are looking to move him on.

The 32-year-old says he is “95 per cent” sure he will leave this summer and that he has options in Spain and Italy.

Yarmolenko joined West Ham for almost £18million in 2018 and earns north of £100,000-a-week, money David Moyes is keen to free up to reinvest this summer.

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Speaking in a lengthy YouTube interview, Yarmolenko said of his future: “I think that 95 per cent, I will leave.

“West Ham have the option of an extension [on my contract] for another year. But no one contacted me about this. I look forward to their decision in the next week or two.

“If not, my agent will deal with the issue of my future employment. We’ll see what the options are.

“Teams from the Turkish Championship and teams, let’s say, from warm countries [are interested].

“Saudi Arabia. There are options from Spain and Italy too, but I still think I have not decided. It doesn’t really matter where I end up.

“Before the war, I thought about returning to Dynamo Kiev. Now, no one knows what will happen to the country in general. If there is no championship, then where can I return to?

“If I have to choose between money and a club that gave me everything, I would choose the club.”

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