West Ham midfielder Dan Kemp is set to leave on loan. According to reliable West Ham insider EXWHUEmployee, Kemp will join a team in the Netherlands on loan for the season.
While his loan club has not been named yet, it will presumably be an Eredivisie club. Kemp will continue his development in Holland and hope to show Manuel Pellegrini what he can do while he is away.
West Ham believe the 20-year-old is a top talent for the future. Like Declan Rice, he joined from Chelsea as a teenager and has progressed through the academy teams. The left-footed playmaker was one of the standout performers for West Ham’s U23 team last season.
In 15 Premier League 2 matches, Kemp weighed in with six goals and one assist. But now he is moving abroad to join a Dutch club on loan for the 2019/20 season.
Big season for Dan Kemp
This is a big move for Kemp and it could be a make-or-break season. The diminutive winger is stepping outside his comfort zone by moving abroad and playing senior football.
There is no doubting the youngster’s talent. The England youth international offers goals, assists and excitement when he cuts inside from the right flank and uses his left foot.
But he needs to show Pellegrini and the West Ham coaching staff that he can make an impact at senior level. This loan spell will teach him a lot about the physicality of the game while allowing him to express his natural flair and ball-playing style.
With a contract until 2021, it is not ‘do or die’ for Kemp during this loan spell. But he will be 21 when he returns and this is the age that he needs to be pushing for a first-team spot.