West Ham are mulling over an offer from Dundee United to take defender Josh Pask on a season-long loan, Claret & Hugh reports.
While the transfer window has been shut for a couple of weeks, departures are still on the cards at West Ham as the loan window remains open until the end of August – and sides in Europe could still swoop to secure permanent deals.
Manuel Pellegrini is making the final decisions regarding his squad for the gruelling Premier League campaign that lies ahead and is considering letting U23 defender Josh Pask leave to join Dundee United, according to Claret & Hugh.
The highly-rated prospect is seen as a top talent for the future but has first-team opportunities severely limited due to the likes of Fabian Balbuena, Angelo Ogbonna, Declan Rice, Issa Diop and Winston Reid, so a loan could be the ideal opportunity for him to get first-team action.
With Pask right down the pecking order at the London Stadium, Pellegrini should definitely allow the 20-year-old his chance to earn some crucial experience on loan with Dundee – but a temporary exit until January would be a wiser move.
West Ham should be encouraged by Declan Rice’s meteoric rise into the first-team last season and should leave the door open for a similar opportunity for Pask by bringing him back to East London in January, handing him chances in the FA Cup.
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The Hammers did that last season with Reece Oxford, who played for David Moyes’ side in the FA Cup between his two loan stints with Borussia Monchengladbach, and it would be wise to hand Pask the same opportunity.
In all likelihood, he would then move out on loan again before the end of the winter window but it would at least give the Hammers a chance to reassess things.