Date: 19th July 2018 at 10:08pm
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With the new season of Premier League football fast-approaching, it feels that the squad is well-equipped to overcome the obstacles that are associated with a new campaign. That said, we can expect a few departures, such as Edimilson Fernandes.

According to the Italian outlet Di Marzio, Sampdoria have expressed an interest in signing Edimilson Fernandes to replace the departed Lucas Torreira who joined Arsenal earlier in the window. It’s reported that Fernandes is one of several defensive midfielders that the Italian club have identified to replace Torreira.

The 22-year-old only attained 16 first-team appearances for us last season, and this summer could represent the most appropriate time to cash-in on the Swiss midfielder – especially following the arrival of Jack Wilshere.

Here’s how West Ham supporters have reacted to the rumours on Twitter.

Verdict:

There’s no doubting that Fernandes is a talented player, but if he doesn’t feature in Pellegrini’s plans, and there’s a potential suitor in-waiting, then it’s logical for the club to sell him.

What are your thoughts? Let us know!