West Ham United manager David Moyes may be willing to allow youngster Nathan Holland to leave the club permanently in the summer transfer window, according to a report from Football Insider.
According to the report, Sheffield Wednesday are interested in signing the 21-year-old who is currently spending the second half of the 2019/20 campaign on loan at League One outfit Oxford United.
It is suggested that the Owls have been impressed with Holland’s performances in the third tier and that their scouts have delivered glowing reports about the winger.
They believe that he is ready to play Championship football and have set their sights on trying to get him to Hillsborough in the summer.
It may be that a permanent deal can be struck between Wednesday and the Hammers, with Football Insider suggesting that the latter may let him go as they have concerns internally that the player is too lightweight for the Premier League.
This potential transfer could well depend on which division West Ham are playing in next season. As it stands they sit in the relegation zone in the Premier League with just 11 games left (BBC Sport), so relegation is a real possibility.
If they go down, they may not want to allow Holland, who has three goals in 11 appearances for Oxford (Transfermarkt), to join a direct rival in the same league as them. Also, they may also feel that he would be useful in the second tier if that is where they find themselves. However, if they manage to avoid the drop, a deal would look more likely given that it seems they do not think he has the ability to play in the top flight.
It would be a strange move, though, given that he is currently performing well on loan and also bagged 12 goals in 13 Premier League 2 appearances earlier in the campaign for the Hammers (Transfermarkt).
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