West Ham youngster Elliot Lee speaks positively about his Colchester United loan spell

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The youngster is out of contract at West Ham this summer.

West Ham United youngster Elliot Lee has been speaking about his season today, as his future looks increasingly likely to be away from his boyhood club.

Lee was speaking in the Daily Gazette about his time on loan at Colchester United this season. Lee stated:

“I’ve been at a few clubs on loan and I can honestly say that this spell at Colchester was the most enjoyable that I’ve had.

“It’s a real shame to be going down but if someone had offered me the chance to have played in a team higher up the league but playing a less attractive style of football, I wouldn’t have taken it.

“I’ve learnt a lot this season – I know that I want to enjoy my football wherever I go and I think that showed in my performances on the pitch.”

Lee was once considered one of West Ham’s top prospects but he has failed to kick on in recent years and it would appear unlikely that he would be handed a new deal with West Ham this summer.

He has however had a good loan spell with Colchester, despite the club getting relegated to League Two. Lee, the son of former England international midfielder Rob Lee, played 15 times for the Essex club but despite some impressive performances only managed to score two goals.

With that in mind, and his minimal impact on other loan spells at Blackpool and Southend United, it seems unlikely West Ham will be handing him a new deal this summer.

Lee started the season well, even scoring the winning goal in a Europa League tie against FC Lusitans in July.

He will hope to get another year to prove himself at the club.

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