West Ham United have had Lukasz Fabianski to thank for his heroics throughout the campaign as he helped them to finish in the top-ten of the Premier League this season.
However, with time not on everybody’s side regarding the Poland international and his age, looking to the future might be a rather scary prospect for everyone at the London Stadium after his fine performances in between the sticks.
A number of reports have started to emerge recently regarding potential successors to the veteran, with Tuttomercatoweb claiming Bartlomiej Dragowski and Football Insider suggesting Neil Etheridge are both two possibilities for the Hammers this summer.
Although both men could be good additions to come into the side and provide competition to Fabianski and replace the outgoing Adrian, West Ham already have a player that may be suitable to be the heir to Polish stopper’s throne in the future.
Nathan Trott has been impressive in the academy ranks and has been recently rewarded with a new contract, extending his stay to 2022, which goes to show that the Hammers have plenty of faith in him and potentially expect big things from him in the future.
Currently the third choice ‘keeper, his future at the club could be seriously jeopardised if another shot-stopper was to arrive imminently and challenge for a place in the first-team.
If an individual was to arrive that was around a similar age or a little bit older, Trott could find it extremely difficult to get a chance in the side and may find himself like a couple of the other graduates from the academy and looking elsewhere to try and make a name in the game.
Admittedly, the 20-year-old is not quite ready for senior football at the moment and could benefit from getting a loan spell in the lower leagues to build some confidence and get him used to playing at a higher level than he is currently used to.
If he gets an opportunity to play his football elsewhere temporarily, he might have to make the most of it, otherwise, if West Ham do sign a new shot-stopper in the summer, he may have already waved goodbye to his chances of being a hero at the London Stadium.
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