By Sam Stone

26th Jun, 2022 | 3:10pm

West Ham United: David Moyes must send Aji Alese out on-loan

West Ham boss David Moyes must let Aji Alese leave the London Stadium this summer with the 21-year-old or risk stunting the centre-back’s development.

It was reported by Football League world on 14 June that the centre-back is attracting interest from a host of Championship clubs.

Alese was included in the Hammers Premier League squad eleven times last season but failed an appearance.

With the arrival of Rennes defender Nayef Aguerd, the youngster’s opportunities are now likely to be extremely limited.

Moyes has to be open to loan offers for Alese this summer in order for the defender to attain some much-needed first-team experience.

The 21-year-old is at an age where he can’t be sat on the bench or playing under-23 football too often.

As much as the Premier League two is full of Europe’s most promising talents, first-team football, in front of packed stadiums is something that cannot be replicated.

Furthermore, Moyes sending the 21-year-old out on loan will allow him to assess whether he is at the level to potentially feature for the Hammers in the coming years.

West Ham have had plenty of success stories come from their academy in recent years and Moyes must make sure he is giving academy prospects a fair chance of making it at the club.

The Athletic reported on 22 June that no progress has been made in contract negotiations with 18-year-old striker Sonny Perkins.

Perkins leaving the club would be a bad look for Moyes and the club hierarchy.

To ensure their youngsters don’t depart, the West Ham boss must start giving them more first-team chances.