Edson Alvarez has spoken out about rumours that he could be leaving West Ham in the coming months.

Since signing for West Ham a year ago, Edson Alvarez has quickly adapted to life in East London and understood what it means to represent the club. His passion can clearly be seen on the pitch, and it’s very well known that it carries into the changing room.

Not only does he get what it means to be a West Ham player, but he’s done an excellent job at filling the hole that Declan Rice’s departure left in midfield.

Unfortunately, him performing as well as he has hasn’t gone unnoticed and Manchester United are reportedly looking at securing his signature, particularly if Casemiro leaves. While the Hammers will not want to sell such a crucial player, if a massive bid comes in then it will be hard for them to say no.

However,  Alvarez has always been very clear on his desire to play at the highest level and would presumably be open to a move if the right opportunity arises.

Thankfully though, he claims to not be paying any attention to anything other than the Copa America at the moment. “I can only tell you that I’m focused on what I have to do. I know that the Copa América is a very important tournament where the eyes of the world are basically here,” he stated. “Later there will be time to see what there is or what there isn’t.”

Obviously this doesn’t rule out a move but it definitely shows professionalism. Much to the dismay of Alvarez and the whole of Mexico, the midfielder suffered a hamstring injury during their game against Jamaica. The extent of the injury is unknown, but this could not only see him miss the rest of the competition but also potentially eat into his return to East London.

This could potentially put a stop to any move away from West Ham, especially if it’s completely torn rather than just pulled. No one wants to see him injured, and everyone will be praying that he has a speedy recovery, but it may just work out in our Irons’ favour.