West Ham and DR Congo international Arthur Masuaku is on course to permanently leave East London when his current loan deal ends next summer.

The Hammers left-back departed in the summer transfer window by signing a season-long loan deal with Turkish side Besiktas and his performances to date have made him a firm favourite with his so-far temporary club.

Masuaku was deemed to be surplus to requirements at London Stadium by David Moyes, having joined West Ham back in 2016, however his career now seems to be rejuvenated with the Turkish side, with the defender playing regularly and already notching up 2 goal assists so far.

Our man-in-the-know ExWHUEmployee has confirmed that it is at this stage looking highly likely that Besiktas will take up the option to make the move permanent this summer, having been highly impressed with the former Olympiacos player.

“He’s impressing out there,” said Ex this week on The West Ham Way Podcast.

“It seems he’s found the perfect level and I am really pleased for him, hopefully he can continue to do well for Besiktas.”

It remains to be seen if the Turkish side attempt to make the move permanent sooner to get a deal wrapped up, however at this stage it is looking likely it’ll be next summer.