West Ham forward Andriy Yarmolenko was by no means the only poor performer against Kidderminster at the weekend, but the Ukrainian’s tendency to go missing in games has been a constant issue since he arrived at the club.
Even though the 32-year-old’s contract is set to expire at the end of the season, many supporters on Twitter want him gone even earlier than that, while others fear he may be given an extension:
I’d tear it up now and give rice 100k extra a week
— Dazza (@dazza7370) February 5, 2022
It’s even worse as our highest paid player !!
— Graham Sparks (@UlsterWasp) February 5, 2022
might as well tear up Yarmolenko’s contract and give his money to Rice. 😂
— fut_milo (@futmilo) February 5, 2022
He ain’t going anywhere while he can steal a living with whu 🙄
— whufcpaul1 (@whufcpaul1) February 6, 2022
We will probably give him a new contract and expect the fans to celebrate another signing !
— paul weinberg (@weinhammer) February 6, 2022
I dreamt every night during the transfer window someone had signed him but woke up every morning with the nightmare continuing
— Phill Sexton (@phill_sexton) February 6, 2022
And yet, I’m still worried they’ll extend his contract so they don’t need to buy someone else
— Matt Wallen (@matt_wallen7) February 5, 2022
And when the clocks go forward next month he will be closer to the exit door ⚒
— Martin Gayson (@Martin_COYI) February 5, 2022
Yarmolenko’s attitude on the football pitch can be extremely frustrating. The winger undoubtedly has talent but his lack of interest in doing the basics and working hard make it very difficult for people to give him any leeway.
Especially considering that he is on such a high wage, the Ukrainian international has certainly not pulled his weight over the past three and a half years; not by any stretch of the imagination. He won’t be missed when he leaves the Hammers in June.