Josh Cullen has told the club’s official website that he has no plans to leave West Ham anytime soon.

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The 24-year-old has spent the last two seasons out on loan with Charlton. And he really impressed with the south London outfit.

Considering his age, many Hammers fans thought that Cullen had missed the boat with regards to a successful Premier League career.

But his showing against Bournemouth on Saturday gave many of us hope that he could offer something a little bit different this season.

West Ham United v Brentford - Pre-Season Friendly

Josh Cullen (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

The 24-year-old brought some much-needed mobility and energy to our play in the middle of the park, especially in the absence of Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek.

Cullen will certainly be a useful alternative to Mark Noble this term.

 

The West Ham midfielder obviously has a lot of endearing attributes. The Telegraph reported last month that Fulham and Crystal Palace both want to sign him this summer.

But Cullen has put talk of an exit from the London Stadium to bed by telling WHUFC.com that the end goal was always to play for the Hammers:

West Ham United v AFC Bournemouth - Pre-Season Friendly

Josh Cullen (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

“I’m delighted to be here. Like I’ve always said all along, through all the loans, the end goal is to be at West Ham. I’m 24 now so it’s time to make it happen. Being back in and around the lads, who I really get on well with, it’s been a pleasure, so hopefully I can stamp my mark on things now and try to be a regular feature in the squad and make as many appearances as I can.”

Let’s hope that Cullen reaches another level this season and can really make a difference for David Moyes.

He clearly has the talent, and he should be able to offer us something that little bit extra in midfield.

It could be a very important season ahead for Cullen.

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