West Ham United have impressed in the Premier League over the past month, so they’ll be desperate to ensure consistency with the New Year looming.
The Hammers weren’t afraid to spend heavily back in the summer transfer window, so they may look to adopt a similar approach with a number of improvements required in the first-team ranks.
Manuel Pellegrini has looked to make use of a couple of the club’s youngsters so far this season, which was influenced by a number of injuries. But, with players returning to the fold and with the January transfer window on the horizon, perhaps the younger players should weigh up their options.
So, these TWO West Ham youngsters should do everything they can to secure January exits…
Other than Declan Rice, Grady Diangana is arguably the hottest prospect at West Ham United.
The youngster enjoyed his breakthrough in the Premier League after Andriy Yarmolenko suffered his injury, making 10 appearances and providing one assist. But, it was in the Carabao Cup that he made a name for himself as he managed to find the back of the net twice against Macclesfield and impressed against Spurs.
But, with the likes of Robert Snodgrass and Felipe Anderson ahead of him in the pecking order at this moment in time, a January loan exit seems like a sensible option.
Reece Oxford has gone completely under the radar in the English capital this season, having featured 14 times in the youth ranks, without a trace of him in the first-team.
The 18-year-old hasn’t exactly had the best of attitudes in recent times and the Hammers already have a number of players in the middle of midfield and at the heart of the defence, so break into the side would be impossible.
So, after enjoying his time at German side Borussia Monchengladbach in the last campaign, a permanent January move would provide him with regular minutes and a clean slate.