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Josh Cullen shares the main reason why he left West Ham

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.

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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.

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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:

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“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.

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