Franco set for Hammers exit
Striker Guillermo Franco has revealed he will be released by West Ham when his contract expires in June.
Last Updated: 26/05/10 2:48pm
Mexico striker Guillermo Franco has revealed he will be released by West Ham when his contract expires in June.
Franco, who scored Mexico's solitary goal against England in the pre-World Cup friendly at Wembley on Monday, will compete in South Africa for his country this summer, but has struggled to make an impact in the Premier League.
The 33-year-old arrived at Upton Park from Villarreal last year, becoming the first Mexican to sign for the London club.
Argentina-born Franco, who made 23 appearances for the Hammers this season and scored five goals, will be allowed to leave on a free transfer.
"I don't know where I'll be next season. West Ham told me 'bye bye' so I won't be with West Ham next season," Franco told the club's official website.
"Now my focus is on the international team and the World Cup and then I'll think about next season.
"Of course I enjoyed my time at West Ham. The supporters and the people were fantastic. I very much enjoyed my year in West Ham, but now it's finished and this is football."