West Ham United have confirmed the exit of Dan Kemp on Friday after agreeing to a permanent deal with Leyton Orient.
The midfield talent was on loan at Blackpool for the first half of this season but was recalled by the Irons to move to the League Two side.
This deal has brought to an end Kemp’s six-year stint at the club after he moved across London from Chelsea in 2015.
The 22-year-old has enjoyed a positive spell with West Ham, scoring 22 goals and adding nine assists for the under-23s in his 73 appearances.
It has become clear in recent seasons that Kemp isn’t going to make it past League One level in the immediate future.
After spells with Blackpool and Stevenage, the midfield talent wasn’t going to make it into the Premier League squad any time soon.
The Hammers have bitten the bullet with their once-academy captain, and it doesn’t appear to be the worst of deals as they look to improve their senior side.
West Ham have sold players this month already, with Kemp following the likes of Sebastien Haller in leaving the London Stadium.
David Moyes will be hoping that each small part of the money that is received will go straight back into the transfer budget.
Michail Antonio is the only senior forward available for the Irons, and Kemp’s departure will hopefully add more money to the pot in the final third this month.
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