The agent of Frederik Alves discussed the West Ham youngster’s future amidst January exit links, when speaking to Danish publication Bold.
The 22-year-old centre-back joined the Hammers from Silkeborg in January for a little over £1 million (WHUFC.com).
Big things are expected of the young Dane at the London Stadium.
He has experienced a stuttering start to life in England, however.
Alves was loaned out to Sunderland at at the start of the season but he has already returned to the London Stadium after experiencing a nightmare spell at the Stadium of Light.
It seems as though he could be set for another loan exit from the Hammers though.
West Ham ace Frederik Alves to leave in January?
The 22-year-old Dane needs to be playing regular football at senior level. And his representative is trying to secure that for him.
Christian Bysted, Alves’s agent, told Bold how another loan exit is on the cards for his client this month:
“We have decided, together with West Ham, that Frederik should be loaned out, so he can get some much-needed playing time. He is still part of the club’s future plans, but here and now he must have some matches in his legs.”
A loan away from West Ham will be great for Alves. The Hammers must ensure that we send him to the correct club this time though. We seem to struggle when sending talented youngsters out on loan.
David Moyes has high hopes for the young Danish ace.
He told WHUFC.com last year how he believes Alves has great potential:
“He’s come in for just over a million pounds, so it’s a little bit of business that’ll help us with a younger group. We want to keep trying to add young players and we want to try and make the squad younger as we go along. He’s somebody with potential. He’s probably not for just now, but he’s a young player with a bit of potential who’ll hopefully come good in the future.”
Let’s hope that Alves does eventually come good. He’s clearly not ready for Premier League football just yet. But perhaps if he is loaned out to the right club this month, he will be ready next season.