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As the January transfer window approaches, there is much speculation as to who will come and go at West Ham ahead of the second half of the campaign.

Here we take a look at three players who should be allowed to leave if any offers come in.

Andy Carroll

The striker’s time in East London has been defined by consistent and usually long-term injuries punctuated by the odd moment of brilliance, for example his overhead against Crystal Palace last season.

However, in 10 appearances this term he has failed to find the net and there seems little point in keeping him around any longer.

Michail Antonio and Marko Arnautovic are providing effective attacking impetus, whilst Javier Hernandez’s recent return to fitness gives a further option from the bench.

New manager David Moyes has hit upon a style of play based around defending deep and hitting on the counter and Carroll just doesn’t fit that mould.

The only problem could be finding a buyer for a player with a horrendous injury record and a hefty wage packet.

Edimilson Fernandes

After almost 18 months at West Ham, it is still difficult to work out exactly what Fernandes brings to the table.

Last season he managed to register one strike and no assists in 32 appearances and he has yet to directly contribute to a goal for the Hammers in 2017-18.

Part of the problem for the Switzerland international is that no-one seems to know exactly what his best position is; he has been used on the flanks, as a holding man in front of the defence, in the centre of the park and as an attacking midfielder during his time at the London Stadium.

He is currently ruled out with an ankle problem which could make it difficult to shift him next month, but with only one appearance to his name since Moyes took over it seems that he is not amongst the Scot’s favourites.

At 21 there is time for Fernandes to improve, but he has shown little sign of the potential that convinced Slaven Bilic to shell out over £6 million for his services last August and it may be best for all parties if ties are severed at this point.

Domingos Quina

This is a slightly different proposition in that Quina should definitely be retained in the long term but could be a candidate to leave on loan in January.

The Portuguese youngster is a star in his country’s youth setup and has made a handful of appearances for the Irons since joining from Chelsea in July 2016.

Now aged 18, he needs to be playing more regular first-team football to continue his development and that is realistically not going to happen at West Ham this season whilst relegation remains a possibility.

Moyes will likely want experienced heads in the centre of midfield and the diminutive teenager does not have the physicality of the likes of Pedro Obiang and Cheikhou Kouyate.

Quina is a huge prospect but playing in a decent Championship or even League One team for six months could do him the world of good.

He certainly has a part to play for the Hammers further down the line but maybe now is just not his moment.

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