West Ham United have sent Nathan Trott out on loan.
West Ham United have signed up two goalkeepers this summer, and that was all leading towards the loan exit of Nathan Trott.
Manuel Pellegrini saw Lukasz Fabianski star last season, but with Adrian San Miguel gone on a free transfer, he decided to overhaul his options.
Roberto Jimenez arrived from Espanyol, before David Martin joined following his exit from Millwall, giving Pellegrini three veteran goalkeepers in their 30’s.
That was all engineered towards getting Trott out on loan, and the 20-year-old’s exit was confirmed on Monday as he joined League One side AFC Wimbledon for the season.
West Ham have high hopes for Trott, and after featuring prominently in Premier League 2, the youngster has now been given the chance to play regularly in the third tier.
AFC Wimbledon had Aaron Ramsdale on loan from Bournemouth last season, meaning Trott will be given regular first-team football as his replacement, and he’ll be looking for a similarly successful loan spell.
Pellegrini and co will be keeping close tabs on his development, and it seems that midfielder Declan Rice will be looking out for his progress too.
Rice took to Twitter on Monday to react to Trott’s move, exclaiming ‘what a player’ at seeing the goalkeeper get his chance to play first-team football, wishing him the best of luck too.