Six players depart West Ham

Faubert and Carew among those leaving Upton Park this summer

Julien Faubert: Leaving West Ham after five years at the club

West Ham have released six senior players including Julien Faubert and John Carew following the club's promotion to the Premier League.

Faubert, who joined the Hammers in 2007, and Carew, who signed last summer, will both leave Upton Park when their contracts expire next month.

Also released are 34-year-old Senegal internationals Abdoulaye Faye and Papa Bouba Diop as well as Frank Nouble and Olly Lee, both 20.

Faubert is the only one of the six players to have been involved in the Hammers' 2-1 win over Blackpool at Wembley on Saturday that clinched promotion back to the Premier League.

Carew and Diop have not started a game for West Ham since January, while Faye's last match for the club was the 3-3 home draw against Birmingham in April.


Nouble has spent much of the campaign out on loan at Gillingham and Barnsley but did score in his only league start for the club this season at Derby on New Year's Eve.

A statement on West Ham's official club website read: "Julien Faubert, Abdoulaye Faye, Papa Bouba Diop, John Carew, Frank Nouble and Olly Lee will all leave West Ham when their current contracts end on 30 June.

"The six professionals have all played their part in a successful 2011-12 season which saw the Hammers gain promotion back to the Barclays Premier League."

The statement went on to add: "West Ham would like to thank all of the aforementioned players for their hard work and dedication and wish them luck in their future careers."

Henri Lansbury has also returned to Arsenal after a season-long loan with the club.