Josh Cullen is earning rave reviews since leaving West Ham United for Anderlecht for just £450k in October.
The 24-year-old has played 21 games for the Belgian side and has arguably been their stand-out player.
Anderlecht boss Vincent Kompany recently lauded the Republic of Ireland international midfielder, as quoted by The 42:
“His team-mates are the ones who admire him the most because he only has one thing on his mind: the team. If the team wins, it’s because he did a lot of the jobs that the others cannot.”
The 24-year-old has also been praised by Sport Foot Magazine who claim that his exceptional displays for Anderlecht have seen his value triple in just five months.
It begs the question…
Why on earth did West Ham sell Josh Cullen five months ago?
One of the Hammers’ weakest areas is the central midfield department.
Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek have forged a magnificent partnership in the middle of the park.
David Moyes has only Mark Noble to call upon in reserve, however.
Cullen would have been the ideal player to keep as competition and cover for the aforementioned two players.
Selling him for peanuts just seems like a complete waste of time.
West Ham should have offered the 24-year-old a new three-year deal. If he didn’t produce the goods, we wouldn’t have lost much. He wouldn’t have been on massive wages anyway.
The pros of keeping Cullen would have far outweighed the cons.
And it seems as though GSB have made yet another glaring ricket in the transfer market!