West Ham striker Oladapo Afolayan has departed the club on loan. Oldham Athletic have confirmed the signing of Afolayan on their official website.

He is the second player to leave West Ham on loan on deadline day. Reece Oxford has joined FC Augsburg on loan until the end of the season, whufc.com has confirmed.

And his West Ham under-23 team-mate Afolayan has followed Oxford out of the exit door before tonight’s 11pm deadline.

Who is Oladapo Afolayan?

Oladapo Afolayan has been in the under-23 team for West Ham. (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United via Getty Images)

It has been exactly one year since West Ham snapped up Afolayan from non-league side Solihull Moors.

The exciting young striker had been in fine form for the National League outfit, scoring 16 goals in 38 matches before departing.

 

Born in Harrow, Afolayan spent time with Chelsea’s academy before his family relocated to Canada.

The youngster was at Toronto FC but returned to England to study Engineering at Loughborough University. When he was back in England, non-league side Solihull signed him and he played for their first-team while studying.

The 21-year-old will now head to Oldham on loan until the end of the season, hoping to impress in League Two.

The Latics are 14th in the fourth tier and will be hoping that Afolayan can guide them up the league table with goals.

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