West Ham youngster Elliot Lee is being tipped to leave the club on loan.
West Ham United are reportedly ready to let talented youngster Elliot Lee leave the club on loan.
The 19-year-old centre forward has been confined to appearances in the Hammers under-21 side so far this season and the club appears keen for him to go and gain regular first team experience at another side, with the loan window set to open this Monday.
“Despite signing a new deal the young striker remains out in the cold at Upton Park and the club want him to get regular first team football elsewhere to continue his development,” reports claretandhugh.
It wouldn’t be the first time he’d spent a loan spell away from the club as he joined Colchester United in League One for part of last season.
A temporary deal back into the football league with any appropriate side looking for a forward could create a number of benefits for the teenager.
It would provide him with a platform outside of the under-21 side to impress Sam Allardyce and show that he can have a role to play in professional senior football.
Regardless of which division he moves to in the football league, if that’s the decision the club takes, he’ll also benefit from playing against experienced and physical sides.
Not only will that benefit him physically, it will make him tougher mentally and he’ll experience how to play against different types of defenders.
A loan deal makes perfect sense and would allow him to return to the club as a better player.