Josh Cullen right to want loan move from West Ham as he still has room to improve

West Ham United midfielder Josh Cullen is open to a loan move in order to secure first team football, according to The Evening Standard.

What’s the story?

The 22-year-old is a product of the West Ham youth academy and he has gone on to make three substitute appearances for the senior side in the Premier League.

The midfielder has spent periods on loan at Bradford City and most recently Bolton Wanderers where he made 12 appearances during his five-month spell at the University of Bolton Stadium.

Despite featuring for the Hammers’ first team last season, Cullen has been dropped to the U23 side, and following the signings of Jack Wilshere and the promotion of Declan Rice, the young ace could look to play away from the London Stadium this season, according to the report.

Sensible decision

Cullen is likely to have very limited opportunities to impress for West Ham this season and it’s wise to think about how best to develop his career at this key stage.

He didn’t gain a huge amount of Championship experience for Bolton last season and a move back to the division could do him some good and would definitely be a better option than playing for the U23s.

There are a number of players ahead of Cullen in the West Ham pecking order and if he wants to prove himself then another spell away from the club would be the best thing for him at the moment.