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West Ham fans react as Josh Cullen completes Charlton loan switch

West Ham have officially loaned out midfielder Josh Cullen to Charlton Athletic.

The Hammers have allowed the 22-year-old to go out and get some regular football, with midfield options aplenty at the London Stadium.

Manuel Pellegrini brought in Jack Wilshere and Carlos Sanchez this summer.

ROMFORD, ENGLAND – AUGUST 23: Josh Cullen of West Ham United during Training at Rush Green on August 23, 2018 in Romford, England. (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United via Getty Images)


The pair have come in to provide Pedro Obiang, Declan Rice and Mark Noble with some competition.

Cullen, an U21 Republic of Ireland international, has only ever made three league appearances for the Irons.

Last season the club loaned him out to Championship side Bolton Wanderers and the season before that, Bradford City.

It is perhaps a final chance now for the youngster to prove himself with the club having shown some ambition by shelling out over £100 million on new players.

Bowyer thrilled

Charlton caretaker boss and former Hammer Lee Bowyer is clearly pleased with his latest acquisition.

He said as quoted by the club’s official website: “This is one that we thought was going to be out of our reach to be honest. He’s a very good player, good experience in this league and went to the Championship last season so we thought he was going to be out of our reach.

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 08: Josh Cullen of West Ham in action during the Premier League match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on April 8, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United via Getty Images)

“We had to just hang in there and bide our time and thankfully he’s chosen to come to us. I think he’s a great addition to the squad.”

West Ham fans react

Some West ham supporters took to social media to react to the news. Although some wished him luck, others felt disappointed to see him go during a difficult transition period for the club.

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