West Ham reportedly see Conor Coventry as a Championship level footballer which undoubtedly casts a major doubt on his future at the club.
According to Claret and Hugh [24 November], another loan move for the Irish midfielder is unlikely which means that a permanent exit could be on the cards in January.
His contract runs out at the end of the season and the Hammers feel that it’s better to get something for his services rather than let him leave on a free.
Needs game time
Coventry remains to be one of the most promising players to have come through the academy and he deserves a chance.
Whenever he’s played, he’s not let the manager down and to think that he’s suited for Championship football is baffling and there is hope as he appears to want an extended stay in London.
David Moyes keeps playing Tomas Soucek even though he’s been putting in average performances every week.
Surely it’s time he gives the likes of Flynn Downes and Conventry an extended run in the side as they’re hungry and waiting for an opportunity to prove that they deserve to be here.
Coventry has been billed as an “exciting” player and most West Ham fans would share the same label should they be asked to describe him.
We’ll be stunned if the club sells him but they have seldom made wise decisions in the window so we do not put this beyond them at all.