Kai Corbett on trial at Southampton after West Ham summer exit
Kai Corbett is currently on trial at Southampton after leaving West Ham United in the summer, according to Hampshire Live.
The 19-year-old is set to feature for Saints B side in their Premier League 2 clash against Wolverhampton Wanderers today (Monday).
Corbett left West Ham in search of regular first-team football and was on trial at Wolves.
According to Football London’s Southampton reporter Tom Leach, the Hammers academy graduate was at one stage wanted by Manchester United, marking his short stay with the Red Devils with a goal.
🚨 I understand that #SaintsFC's trialist today against Wolves is 19-year-old Kai Corbett.
— Tom Leach (@TomLeachHL) October 18, 2021
All the best
The attacking sensation will be getting a new club soon given how talented he is, and he could be joining Southampton after the Saints snapped up fellow teenagers Timo Livramento and Thierry Small from Chelsea and Everton respectively in the summer.
Corbett featured regularly for the Hammers under-18s and under-23s last term, but he was not convinced a quick pathway to senior football was guaranteed at the London Stadium.
The youngster, predominantly a right-winger capable of playing on the left and as a striker, joined West Ham academy in 2014 as a 12-year-old, scoring on his debut for the development squad in 2019-20 and hitting the equaliser in the under-21s’ 5-4 comeback win at Newport County in the Papa John’s trophy.
He rejected a two-year professional deal with the Hammers, as he felt that the arrival of Thierry Nevers from Reading would limit his playing opportunities and first-team chances going forward [The Athletic].
Corbett will be keen to prove himself on the South Coast, and West Ham fans will definitely be keeping an eye on his career.
In other West Ham news, Jack Wilshere has predicted major Hammers exit, but reckons one goal would stop it.