Kevin Nolan has fallen out of favour under the new West Ham manager Slaven Bilic. Nolan joined West Ham in June 2011 on a five-year contract from Newcastle United under then-manager Sam Allardyce, and his wages could free the club up to look for options up front. Kevin Nolan has left West Ham by what the club described as “mutual consent”.
- The Hammers had looked to be closing in on signing former QPR, Manchester City and Newcastle midfielder Barton to boost Slaven Bilic’s options in midfield earlier this month.
- West Ham manager Bilic recently held discussions with Nolan over his future with the 33-year-old among their highest earners on about £50,000 per week.
- It comes after Nolan previously told Bilic he would quit if he was not part of the first-team plans this season.