Anthony Scully left West Ham for Lincoln City on a permanent deal on Monday, as confirmed via the club’s official website.

The 20-year-old Republic of Ireland under-19 international was in sensational form for the Hammers’ under-23 side this season, racking up 14 goals and five assists in 16 games (Transfermarkt). And most of those came from playing out on the wing.

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Anthony Scully in action (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

It is little wonder why many West Ham fans have been left baffled by the decision to move Scully on.

But as is so often the case nowadays, reliable club insider ExWHUemployee has cleared up the matter on Twitter, claiming that the powers that be at the London Stadium didn’t believe the young Irishman had what it takes to make it at the very highest level:

 

In truth, that might end up being the case. After all, if Scully was that good, why has he ended up joining a League One club?

Ex also suggested that the 20-year-old’s contract was up. So it is no surprise that he was moved on in fairness.

Only time will tell if it was the right decision or not. But whatever the fans’ feelings about the situation, they will surely all wish the youngster well in his new challenge.

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