Moyes ready to reinvigorate his West Ham squad
One of the most telling aspects of the January transfer window for West Ham United has been what they’ve done with their young players.
It seems that the east London outfit have made a concerted effort to either offload their youngsters if they deem them not good enough or to source them quality loan moves if they do rate them.
What we’re left with is a situation where the Hammers have a whole host of top young talents out on loan, including Nathan Holland, Grady Diangana, Josh Cullen, Nathan Trott and Conor Coventry.
Manager David Moyes mentioned one of those players by name recently, while alluding to another.
“100 per cent, all the young players,” he told the Evening Standard when asked about Cullen. “I’d like to have a really new, young team. Having them around would be good. We think Grady has got something as well.”
The Standard’s report claims that Moyes is ready to reinvigorate his squad with young players, and has been impressed by Cullen’s form on loan at Charlton Athletic this season.
Is this what West Ham need moving forward?
It’s an interesting question, and it probably depends on each individual youngster. Certainly Diangana and Cullen look capable of being squad players, at the very least, for the Hammers next season.
Trott should probably go on another loan spell, this time in the Championship, as Moyes has Lukasz Fabianski and Darren Randolph to man the posts while the young ‘keeper develops.
Coventry and Holland could likely do with another loan stint beyond their current ones, as well, but the future is certainly bright for the Irons if Moyes can gradually feed these young stars into the first team.
In other West Ham news, the club are reportedly eyeing a late-January bid for an international midfielder.