Filed: Wednesday, 27th April 2005
By: Matthew O'Greel
Former Hammers captain and KUMB player of the year Steve Lomas is set to leave West Ham this summer by mutual consent.
The Irish midfield battler, signed by Harry Redknapp for £1.7m from Manchester City in 1997 has failed to recover from a string of injuries which have kept him sidelined for much of the last two seasons.
Despite having another year remaining on his contract the club are keen to lose Lomas' estimated £1.5m annual salary from the wage bill.
Responding to the news, Lomas - who was the recipient of KUMB's first ever player of the year award - said:
"The club have told me that they will be looking at my future which is understandable, but also a shame."
Lomas' departure - along with those of Tomas Repka, Don Hutchison and Christian Dailly - will save the Hammers around £6m per year in wages.
Meanwhile, rumour suggests that Teddy Sheringham could be offered a player/manager role at Millwall, the club with whom he began his league career.
The veteran striker has scored over 20 goals for the Hammers this year although the club are stalling over offering a new contract until our fate this season is known.
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