By Saikat Mandal

24th Jul, 2022 | 7:19am

West Ham United midfielder Conor Coventry could be set for exit

West Ham midfielder Conor Coventry could be on his way out of the club this summer, as per reported by the Sunday Mirror

The newspaper reported on 24 July (page 68), that the Hammers midfielder finds himself in a “tricky” situation, and he might have to look for opportunities again away from the London stadium.

He is determined to join Declan Rice as the club’s “academy wall of fame”, but the 22-year-old could drop down the pecking order behind Flynn Downes who has joined this summer from Swansea.

Good idea

Adding a midfielder is a priority for David Moyes this summer. 

Declan Rice has been linked with a move to a host of mega-rich clubs but the Hammers are absolutely convinced that he will not leave this summer. 

He has a contract until 2024, and the Hammers have an option to extend it by another year. 

Tomas Soucek, whose future has been speculated in the media, is also likely to continue alongside Rice. 

The Hammers are actively trying to add another midfielder, with Lille midfielder Amadou Onana being a target. 

If they manage to land him, new signing Downes is likely to become the fourth choice option at the club. 

In that case, Coventry will find it really hard to break into the first-team. He is at the stage of his career where he needs to play regularly, be it at West Ham or elsewhere. 

A loan move away from the club would be ideal, but he may have to leave the club permanently to establish his career.