Josh Cullen suggested that he has no idea why he was never really given a chance at West Ham, when speaking exclusively to DH Net.
The 24-year-old left the Hammers for Anderlecht in the summer for around £800,000 having spent 15 years with the east London outfit.
Cullen seemed to impress for West Ham during pre-season. David Moyes left him out of the squad for the first few games of the season, however.
And it became obvious that the midfielder had to leave the London Stadium in order to fulfil his potential as a footballer.
That is, of course, exactly what Cullen did. And who can really blame him?
The 24-year-old explained to DH Net the reasons why he left the club he had been with since he was just nine years old:
“Choosing to leave West Ham for good a few weeks ago was not easy, but it had to be done at the age of 24. I spent 15 years of my life there and there is bound to be a little sadness leaving. Why didn’t I break through there? Frankly, I don’t know. You should ask the different managers. When the opportunity to sign for Anderlecht presented itself, I was very flattered. It is a club with tradition that still has a lot of ambition.”
Cullen has thrived since moving to Anderlecht.
West Ham allowing the 24-year-old to leave could end up being a mistake, especially with our lack of options in central midfield.
He may well go on to enjoy a fine career now. And if Cullen is given regular chances to impress with Anderlecht, there is no doubting that he will showcase his undeniable talent.