By Dean White

29th Jul, 2021 | 8:28am

Nathan Holland set to join Oxford United, permanent West Ham exit on the cards

Nathan Holland is set to exit West Ham on loan and return to Oxford United, according to ExWHUemployee.

Writing via his Patreon page, the reliable Hammers insider reports that the 23-year-old attacker is poised to join the League One club on loan.

However, it is understood that deal will be reviewed in January and could be turned into a permanent one midway through the upcoming 2021/22 season.

Best of luck, Nathan

It is a shame that Holland has not reached his potential at West Ham.

He’s always been a highly-rated talent in East London but struggled to break into the senior squad and play on a regular basis.

Holland did well for the Under-23s when he was younger but last term he managed just seven appearances in Premier League 2 and did little of note.

It’s a good time for the former England Under-19 international to move on, unfortunately.

However, Holland did well on loan at Oxford United in 2019/20.

In the first half of that season, he smashed it for the Hammers’ Under-23s before heading to the Kassam Stadium on loan in January.

While there, the versatile attacker, who can play on both wings or as a striker, scored three times in 12 appearances, with one of those goals coming against Newcastle in the FA Cup.

He clearly left an impression in Oxford and that is bound to be one of the reasons why the ambitious League One club is set to re-sign him.

If we don’t see Holland in a West Ham shirt again, we wish him all the best at Oxford United or whichever club he ends up signing for.

In other West Ham news, the Hammers want to sign this available flyer who was born in London.

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