West Ham goalkeeper Nathan Trott is a loan target for AFC Wimbledon, according to The South London Press.
Trott is available for loan, as confirmed by West Ham joint-chairman David Gold. After signing two goalkeepers last week, West Ham are able to send their young goalkeepers on loan.
Both Trott and Joseph Anang could head out for loan spells this summer. The Hammers starlets have only ever tasted senior action in the Checkatrade Trophy for West Ham’s U23 team.
In the past week, West Ham have signed Roberto from Espanyol and David Martin from Millwall – both free transfers. This paves the way for Trott to leave on loan.
AFC Wimbledon want Trott
Wimbledon could make a move to sign Trott. The 20-year-old could replace ex-Bournemouth loanee Aaron Ramsdale for the South West London club.
Wally Downes is the Dons’ manager at the moment. The former West Ham first-team coach helped keep Wimbledon in League One after taking over midway through last season.
Aiming for better things in 2019/20, Downes is looking at his old club for a promising youngster. Trott could fix the goalkeeper problem at Kingsmeadow and get some valuable playing time under his belt.
Big season for Nathan Trott
This could be a make-or-break season for Trott. West Ham’s plan for the Bermuda-born goalkeeper is clear but he needs to fulfil his potential.
If Trott can impress with Wimbledon, he can return to West Ham as a first-team contender. Roberto and Martin are short-term fixes to allow Trott and Anang to gain more experience.
The onus is on the England U20 stopper to enjoy a productive loan spell. Success with Wimbledon could see him promoted into the West Ham team in 2020/21.