Morgan Amalfitano has left West Ham United by mutual consent after a fallout with the current manager Slaven Bilic. Midfielder had joined from Marseille after an impressive loan spell with West Brom, however, he could not win a place in Bilic’s starting XI and did not feature in any of the Premier League clashes so far this season.
Bilic did give the Frenchman chances to impress during the Europa League qualification games, however, that was of no news after a breach of discipline in August which further saw the manager-player relation get worse.
Following his departure, West Ham released a statement saying that the player has left the club by mutual consent and added: “The Hammers would like to thank Morgan for his efforts during his time with the club and wish him well in his future career.” Apart from the statement, West Ham join chairman David Gold sent out a personal tweet wishing the player good luck for his future. Watch Gold’s tweet here:
Amalfitano earned a new 2-year deal at Upton Park after initially joining the Hammers for 1 season from Ligue 1 side Marseille. Amalfitano made 32 appearances and scored 3 goals for West Ham. His career went on a standstill since Slaven Bilic arrived at Upton Park and a bust-up with his manager did not help the situation at all.
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