Nathan Trott could save West Ham United career amid league-leading form
West Ham United may be languishing in the Premier League but one of their loanees is flying high at the top of a European division.
Nathan Trott’s career at the London Stadium could have been over as he suffered relegation to the French third tier with Nancy last season while the Irons reached the Europa League semi-final.
But the 23-year-old has been given another chance out on loan this season and now he is living up to the expectation placed on a West Ham player.
Trott has become a regular for Danish second-division side Vejle who currently sit at the very top of their league with their sights on an immediate return to the top flight.
David Moyes already has Lukasz Fabianski and Alphonse Areola at his disposal in between the sticks but the former is now 37 years of age and may not have many years left at the top of the game.
Trott is now showing that he can cope with high-pressure and tough demands at Vejle so it could be a smart move for the Hammers to recall him in January, as The Athletic explain they have the option to do.
Moyes has shown a reluctance to change things up though at Rush Green and he is yet to give Areola an extended run in the team while Fabianski has been fit to play in the Premier League.
But the Pole will soon surely be on the way down in performance and that should open the door for Trott, Areola and any other goalkeeper at the club to try and make their claim for the starting spot.
The absolute last thing the 23-year-old needs now, though, is for West Ham to splash the cash on a new shot-stopper in January and create another roadblock which maybe the final nail in his Irons coffin.