Cullen career crossroads
Noble praise but comments suggest future may we away from West Ham
Fans must trust Pellegrini’s judgement
The Hammers are looking to break into the Premier League’s top six and win a cup. As a result blooding youngsters is becoming increasingly difficult as every game counts.
Cullen could well develop into a top central midfielder. West Ham fans – like any supporters – love seeing one of their own given a chance in the first team.
And if West Ham let him go they may end up regretting it.
But Manuel Pellegrini knows a player. And he knows what it takes to succeed at the top level. So if he deems that Cullen does not quite make the grade, he must be trusted.
It would be unfair on the player to keep him at the club when he has no chance of breaking into the first team as it will only stunt his career progression.
And judging by Noble’s glowing comments, the least Cullen deserves is a chance to be someone’s main man if it is not going to happen at West Ham.