West Ham United youngster Aji Alese is allegedly a transfer target for MK Dons, Middlesbrough and Cardiff City this summer.
That’s according to a report from Football League World who claim that the Hammers could let the 21-year-old leave the London Stadium this summer, but only on loan.
Alese is at an age now where he really does need to be playing regular football at senior level, if he is to realise his true potential.
The East London-born centre-back was head and shoulders above most players for West Ham at under-23 level last season.
He didn’t disgrace himself when he played for the senior team in the Europa League either. In fact, he looked more than comfortable.
Alese is incredibly strong in the air yet he is very quick along the ground as well.
Standing at 6ft 4in tall, Alese cuts a really imposing figure. The 21-year-old hasn’t put a foot wrong at youth level for West Ham and next season could be a huge one for him as he looks to make a step up to the next level at the London Stadium.
Perhaps a season away from West Ham might be better for his development though…
West Ham ace Aji Alese wanted by three English clubs
Football League World reckon that MK Dons, Middlesbrough and Cardiff City are all chasing the superb 21-year-old’s signature this summer.
And West Ham could be prepared to let him leave, but only on loan.
We think that sending Alese out on loan will be a sensible call from David Moyes this summer.
With the imminent arrival of Nayef Aguerd, the young centre-back will struggle for first team opportunities at the London Stadium in the 2022/23 season.
Playing regular Championship football will be a great experience for the West Ham youngster.
And if Alese does leave West Ham on loan, showcasing his talent and producing the goods consistently for whichever club he joins will be absolutely vital for his future.