West Ham turned down several loan bids for Nathan Trott in the summer, according to The Mirror.

Trott was the subject of several enquiries from clubs who wished to take the young goalkeeper on loan.

But West Ham made it clear that he would be staying in East London for the season.

The Hammers wanted Trott as their third choice goalkeeper for the season.

Nathan Trott’s role at West Ham

Nathan Trott is West Ham’s third choice goalkeeper. (Photo by West Ham United FC/West Ham United via Getty Images)

Trott is the academy’s top goalkeeper. He plays regularly for the under-23 side and is third in line to fill the number one spot in West Ham’s senior team.

Lukasz Fabianski is the first choice stopper for Manuel Pellegrini this season. And he has a very able deputy in experienced Spaniard Adrian.

But Trott is third in the pecking order. Should one of these two suffer an injury, the teenage goalkeeper would be named on the bench for the first-team.

That is why the Hammers decided to keep him rather than loaning him out this season.

Man City and Man United target

The England under-20 international is highly rated by club and country. He was part of the under-19 England side that claimed victory in the European Championships.

But the Bermuda-born keeper’s talents have not gone unnoticed and now West Ham face a battle to retain his services.

According to The Mirror, Manchester United and Manchester City have been scouting Trott, alongside Bundesliga side Red Bull Leipzig.

Trott has a contract with West Ham which lasts until summer 2019. But the Irons are hoping to tie him down to a long-term deal as they see him as one for the future.