Upson would consider West Ham exit

West Ham defender Matthew Upson has admitted he would consider a move away from Upton Park if the Hammers wanted to let him go.

The 30-year-old has made more than 65 league appearances for the club since arriving from Birmingham City in 2007, and has since established himself as a squad member of Fabio Capello’s England set-up

Recent reports have linked the stopper with a move to moneybags Manchester City, who are believed to be interested in the former Arsenal youngster should they fail to land long term transfer target defender Joleon Lescott.

And Upson, who has only recently been appointed as West Ham's club captain in place of Lucas Neill and scored against Wolves at the weekend, has admitted he would consider leaving if the money raised would help balance the London outfit's books.

“West Ham’s financial predicament is quite well noted," he told the Independent.

“Whether or not that means someone will have to be sold, I don’t know, but I don’t think the outlook is great financially.

“It hasn’t been mentioned to me that we need to sell but if there was a situation where they accepted an offer and it was down to me whether I wanted to move, I would have to look at the club in question and make a decision.”

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