By Saikat Mandal

27th Jan, 2023 | 1:09pm

West Ham United talent Will Greenidge joins Colchester United on permanent deal

West Ham talent Will Greenidge has completed a permanent transfer to Colchester United in the January window, the club hae confirmed on 27 January.

The “versatile” defender has progressed through the Academy of Football’s age groups.

The 20-year-old defender made 18 appearances for the development side this season, scoring one goal, with 46 outings for the U21s.

He is a fantastic talent and a recipient of the 2019/20 Dylan Tombides Award.

Colchester are competing in EFL League Two, and the youngster will join former Hammers Freddie Sears and Frank Nouble, as well as former West Ham U21s teammate Ossama Ashley. 

January transfer window

The final few days of the transfer window could be very interesting for the Hammers. 

David Moyes’ side signed Danny Ings from Aston Villa to bolster their forward department in the January window. 

Could they look to add more players this month? 

Michail Antonio dropped a bombshell on 26 January when he said that he could leave the club in the January window, but the Hammers probably are not looking to sell him. 

In case, he leaves, the club could look to bring one more striker before the window ends. 

The Hammers spent big in the summer transfer window, and they are unlikely to spend big in the closing stages. However, stance things do happen, and further incomings cannot be ruled out. 

West Ham lost Craig Dawson in the January window to Wolves, and Moyes could make an attempt to sign another centre-back, although he does have plenty of options at his disposal.