West Ham could explore the possibility of bringing Josh Cullen back in January, according to reports.
Cullen was sent on a season-long loan to Charlton Athletic in the summer but he has a recall clause. Charlton fear that West Ham will exercise this option in the January transfer window, according to News Shopper.
West Ham are said to have been alerted by Cullen’s excellent form this season. With midfield problems of his own, Manuel Pellegrini might be regretting the decision to loan Cullen out as he considers bringing him back in the new year.
What would Josh Cullen add?
Cullen has been a mainstay in Lee Bowyer’s midfield since rejoining the club on loan again. Last season, the 23-year-old helped Charlton to promotion from League One and he has made the step up to the Championship with aplomb.
The Essex-born midfielder has played the full 90 minutes in all 11 of the games he has been at Charlton this season. With energetic and tenacious midfield performances, Cullen has caught the eye and even made his Republic of Ireland debut.
West Ham need more steel in the midfield and Cullen could be given his chance. With his contract expiring next summer, this final six months could be make-or-break for his Hammers future.