Why Diego Poyet should move on loan if Darren Fletcher signs for West Ham

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West Ham United youngster Diego Poyet has made five first-team appearances so far this season.

With West Ham United closing in on the signing of Darren Fletcher from Manchester United, according to the Daily Mail, they may have to considering the possibility of sending Diego Poyet out on loan again.

Poyet has already embarked on a temporary switch to Championship side Huddersfield Town this campaign, but he has been kept in the first team at the Boleyn Ground since his return and been handed a few chances to impress. 

The 19-year-old central midfielder has played five times for the Hammers so far this campaign, but his chances will be considerably more limited if Fletcher does arrive.

With the likes of Alex Song, Mark Noble, Morgan Amalfitano and Cheikhou Kouyate already at the club it is hard enough for unproven stars to break in West Ham's midfield ranks as it is and the addition of another experienced campaigner would only make things tougher.

It means that for Poyet the best option could be to depart the London side for a brief period again if Fletcher arrives. 

Poyet is regarded as one of the brightest young talents at the club, but his development is unlikely to be too well served from playing in the Under-21 environment, especially as there should be a number of suitors if he is made available. 

Poyet has already proven his class in the Championship and a move back to that level, to gain some vital first-team action, would have to be considered should West Ham land Fletcher, as expected. 

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