Confirmed: Omar Rowe rejoins West Ham on trial following Southampton release

West Ham have taken free agent winger Omar Rowe on trial.

West Ham United have confirmed on their official website that former Southampton winger Omar Rowe is on trial at Upton Park.

The Hammers are certainly in the market for more new signings after a dismal 4-3 loss to Bournemouth on Saturday, but fans won't have expected Rowe to be a name in the frame.

The 20-year-old winger, born in nearby Hackney, is a free agent having been released by Southampton earlier this summer, but notably started his career with the Hammers before moving on to Southampton as a teenager.

Now, Rowe is looking for a club - and it may end up being a return to West Ham for the wide man, after the club confirmed on their official website that he was in the development squad line-up to face Aston Villa earlier this evening.

Rowe started the game and played 60 minutes before being replaced, and will hope that he made enough of an impact to either win a contract or earn a prolonged stay on trial at Upton Park.

With great pace, Rowe could be one for the future for West Ham, and he will certainly be hoping that he can make it second time lucky with the Hammers, having previously left the club.

West Ham need at least one winger before the transfer market closes, but Rowe would surely be a development squad player rather than a fixture of the first team - but if he can impress during this trial, you never know he far he could go with the Hammers.

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