West Ham United manager David Moyes is no longer relying on Fabián Balbuena as the defender has been restricted to only one appearance in this calendar year.
The 29-year-old regained fitness after testing positive for Covid-19 in January and also recovered from an injury in February.
Last month, the defender publicly stated he is fit enough to represent the Hammers, but is not playing due to decisions taken by the former Everton manager.
The Paraguay international’s contract expires at the end of the season and he turned down a ‘juicy proposal’ from the Middle East in January.
On February 18th, Balbuena revealed he will ‘sit down’ with the London club to ‘talk about’ his renewal.
Less than a month later, the player’s representative, Renato Bittar, has provided an update on his client’s future.
“We are talking with several teams but nothing in particular, there are several options for Fabian (Balbuena). For now, he will not continue at West Ham, but he will continue in Europe,” Bittar said during an interview with Versus Radio.
🗣️Renato Bittar, representante de jugadores en #VersusRadio
"Estamos hablando con varios equipos pero nada en concreto, hay varias opciones para Fabian (Balbuena), por ahora no seguirá en el #Westham pero si continuará en Europa"#970AM pic.twitter.com/0y6yr7yKMT
— Futgol 970 – Versus Radio (@Futgol970py) March 13, 2021
Bittar has even opened the door for Moyes’ man to continue in England beyond this season.
“We’re looking at options. What I can assure you is that he will continue in European football and it can be [even in] the Premier League. There are two or three clubs interested in him,” the agent added, as related by La Nación.