West Ham United are ready to take a sizeable loss on big summer signing Arthur Masuaku in the next transfer window, according to The Mirror.

The 23-year-old defender joined the Hammers last summer from Olympiakos for £6 million and initially looked like a player capable of making an impact for Slaven Bilic’s side.

Masuaku was brought in to act as cover for first-choice option Aaron Cresswell, who was seriously hurt in pre-season and missed the first part of the new campaign.

However, given the former Ipswich Town star’s return to health, the French recruit has been forced to watch on from the sidelines of late and has suffered from injuries of his own.

Masuaku looks likely to be nothing more than a fringe member of West Ham’s squad, with Cresswell clearly the frontrunner in the Premier League outfit’s team at left-back.

The report suggests that former club Olympiakos would be keen to facilitate the enterprising full-back’s return to Athens – but only at a discounted fee.

Should Masuaku leave West Ham in the summer it would be another foreign import that has not worked out for the London club – with the likes of Simone Zaza and Jonathan Calleri failing to fire for Bilic’s side.


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