Mipo Odubeko left West Ham to join Huddersfield Town on loan on transfer deadline day and ExWHUemployee has lifted the lid on the thinking behind the move.

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At the time, the decision by David Moyes to do just that was questioned by many Hammers fans considering the fact that he was the only backup for Michail Antonio.

It all seems a little bit clearer now, however.

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ExWHUemployee has made a surprise claim about West Ham United striker Mipo Odubeko (Photo by Rob Newell – CameraSport via Getty Images,)

ExWHUemployee was speaking out Mipo on the West Ham Way podcast and lifted the lid on why he was in fact loaned out:

“I’m pleased Odubeko’s gone on loan. I know that sounds weird considering I said we’ve got no strikers, but I feel the jury’s still out on him. Now, most West Ham fans rave about him and say what an amazing finisher he is, and he will score [a lot] of goals, but my sources that watch him every day at the training ground and watch him beyond joining for West Ham and things like that, say to me he’s not that good.”

ExWHUemployee claim on Mipo clears things up

David Moyes has hardly given the 18-year-old striker a chance since he took over at the London Stadium.

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Mipo Odubeko in action for West Ham’s youth team (Photo by Rob Newell – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Mipo has been on fire for the club’s youth teams, scoring 26 goals in just 22 games.

 

When he played for around 20 minutes against Manchester United last season, however, he looked like a fish out of water.

David Moyes brought him on before taking him off again. It was clear to see that he was severely lacking in the physical department.

Here’s a glimpse of Mipo’s best bits from the 2020/21 season:

Succeeding at under-23 level is one thing. But making it at senior level is another.

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Mipo’s loan spell at Huddersfield will do him the world of good. And hopefully he will return to the London Stadium as a much more well-rounded centre-forward.

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