French international midfielder Morgan Amalfitano has left Premier League West Ham by mutual consent after falling out with Hammers boss Slaven Bilic.
The 30-year-old only signed a two-year deal with the London club in March, but has now been released.
Amalfitano’s clash with Bilic reportedly came during the clubs pre-season. The former-West Brom star was then told to train with the clubs under-21 team and has not appeared for the Hammers first team this season.
Following the fall-out, Bilic told the Evening Standard: “The news is out that I have disciplined one of my players – Morgan Amalfitano – for a breach of rules.
“I would just say that my first and foremost job is to protect the whole team – myself, the staff and players.
“If I see anything or anyone threatening to harm the atmosphere and transgress those rules, then it has to be stopped. I haven’t changed much – Sam Allardyce had some great rules, and I am sure they haven’t changed for a long time.
“They are basic rules and if they are under threat, then I have to step in. I have to protect the team.”
The Hammers had fared pretty well without Amalfitano, as Bilic’s team are currently sixth place in the Premier League table.
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