West Ham’s latest transfer business has paved the way for loan exits for two youngsters. According to reliable club insider EXWHUEmployee, West Ham will look to send Nathan Trott and Joseph Anang out on loan this summer.
Trott and Anang are two highly-rated young goalkeepers on West Ham’s books. But neither is deemed ready to step up as Lukasz Fabianski’s back-up just yet.
Adrian left West Ham but the club have moved quickly to sign two new stoppers. And this will allow Trott and Anang to get valuable playing time under their belt during a loan spell.
West Ham sign two goalkeepers
West Ham signed Roberto on a free transfer from Espanyol last week. The 33-year-old Spaniard replaced Adrian as the back-up option. He signed a two-year deal with an option for a further year.
Providing experience and cover in the goalkeeping ranks, Roberto was brought in soon after Adrian left. But then West Ham decided to sign another goalkeeper.
David Martin, son of Hammers legend Alvin, will also join on a free transfer. The 33-year-old also pens a two-year deal with an option for an extra season. He makes the controversial move from bitter rivals Millwall and will compete with Roberto for the number two spot.
Who is Nathan Trott?
With Roberto and Martin coming in, Trott will be handed his first loan exit. The 20-year-old is a highly talented youngster who is tipped for a bright future.
The Bermuda-born stopper plays for the U23 team and he has been involved in matchday squads for West Ham. But he is yet to make his senior debut and that is the next step in his career.
Trott will spend some time out on loan adapting to the senior game. After signing a new contract towards the end of last season, the England U20 stopper faces a big 2019/20 season.
Who is Joseph Anang?
Anang is another exciting talent in West Ham’s academy. With Trott missing for a period last season, Anang made the step up to the U23 team and already looks comfortable at that level.
The Ghana-born goalkeeper signed a three-year deal in summer 2018, highlighting just how highly West Ham rates him. Like Trott, his only senior experience has come in the Checkatrade Trophy.
Now, it is time to test the 19-year-old in senior action. With Trott and Anang out on loan, they have one or two seasons to develop before stepping up for the Hammers.