West Ham’s joint-chairman David Gold believes that Josh Cullen has a future in East London. When asked about Cullen on Twitter, Gold predicted that he would feature in the future.
Cullen is currently out on loan at Charlton Athletic, who lead Doncaster Rovers 2-1 in the League One play-off semi-final. The Republic of Ireland U21 captain will be aiming to steer Charlton to promotion via the play-offs before returning to West Ham.
Hammers fans have recently been discussing Cullen’s future. The 23-year-old will need to impress Manuel Pellegrini this summer to earn a place in the West Ham squad.
David Gold on Josh Cullen
But joint-chairman Gold believes Cullen has a bright future. Charlton fan Ryan Mason tweeted Gold asking him whether Cullen could stay at The Valley.
Gold replied: “His time will come”. After his League One campaign comes to an end, Cullen will return to The London Stadium to report for pre-season.
The Irons’ academy graduate is keen on staying at West Ham. He previously told London News Online: “I’ve always said that the main focus is to go back to West Ham and get a first-team place there.
“I’ll go back. They want me back to go and do pre-season and try and make my time there successful. Get in the first-team and warrant that place. That’s what I’m looking to do and hopefully that will happen.”
Cullen has played 33 games for the Addicks this season. His next challenge will be to step up from third-tier football and compete for a Premier League spot.