By Sam Stone

4th Jan, 2023 | 10:40pm

West Ham Women's expert agrees with Thea Kyvåg exit decision

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West Ham United women’s expert Michelle Irons believes it was the right move to allow Thea Kyvåg to leave the club and return to Norway.

The 18-year-old joined the Hammers in the summer on a three-year deal, however, things haven’t worked out in England and the Irons have since confirmed (3 January) that Kyvåg has joined LSK Kvinner FK on a permanent deal.

Irons has suggested the move to the Women’s Super League may have come a little too soon for the young Norwegian.

“Initially, she signed for West Ham on a 3-year contract and brought a lot of promise and potential to London. Most of her appearances were from the subs bench and whenever I saw her play she seemed to lack a bit of intensity but had some good moments and movement in games,” She exclusively told West Ham Zone.

“She is definitely a talent on the pitch. She can be quick with her feet and has an eye for a shot but her body language showed she was a shy character. She would engage with fans and appeared to be a nice polite young lady.

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“We have to remember she is 18 years old and from Norway, she has clearly left her family and friends behind to move to London it can’t be easy for her, although I’m sure that the club did everything they could to support her.

“At this moment it’s clear she wanted to go home and can only be suffering from homesickness without her support network and it would’ve been wise not to fight against that. I’d like to keep an eye on her and maybe when she is a few years older she could challenge herself again but at this time it’s just not right for her. She leaves with the fans’ best wishes.”