Some Charlton fans call for club to re-sign Josh Cullen after confirming Ben Purrington deal

Josh Cullen of West Ham United during a training session as part of a pre-season tour to Austria on August 1, 2018 in Kitzbuehel, Austria.

West Ham United’s Josh Cullen spent last season on loan at Charlton Athletic.

Josh Cullen of West Ham United during a training session as part of a pre-season tour to Austria on August 1, 2018 in Kitzbuehel, Austria.

Charlton Athletic supporters have taken to Twitter to call upon the club to re-sign West Ham United’s Josh Cullen after confirming the transfer of Ben Purrington from Rotherham United.

The Addicks had both Purrington and Cullen on loan deals last season as the duo helped the club achieve promotion to the Championship via the League One playoffs.

 

Left-back Purrington found first-team chances hard to come by at Rotherham and, despite the Millers’ relegation, he wasn’t expected to be a regular in their side this coming season. Charlton feel he is good enough to feature in the Championship, and they’ve signed him on a three-year deal.

Supporters have taken to Twitter to celebrate the news, but now they want Charlton to bring back Cullen too as the West Ham United midfielder became a real favourite at The Valley last term.

A report by South London Press last month claimed Charlton boss Lee Bowyer was targeting another season-long loan deal for Cullen, but the speculation has since quietened.

Cullen, who scored or made seven goals for the Addicks last season, isn’t expected to breakthrough at West Ham this season despite his talent and another loan spell would make sense.

West Ham United's English-born Irish midfielder Josh Cullen (R) runs with the ball challenged by Juventus' Brazilian defender Dani Alves (L) during the pre-season friendly football match...

The Hammers have the likes of Mark Noble, Declan Rice, Pedro Obiang and Jack Wilshere for midfield options.

Cullen’s contract at the London Stadium, however, does expire next summer therefore West Ham may even consider cashing in on the 23-year-old if they feel he doesn’t have a long-term future at the club.

Josh Cullen of Charlton Athletic gestures during the Sky Bet League One Play-Off First Leg match between Doncaster Rovers and Charlton Athletic at Keepmoat Stadium on May 12, 2019 in...

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