Insider: Young Irons ‘Keeper’s Future in Doubt

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West Ham goalkeeping youngster Nathan Trott looks set to have an increasingly uncertain future if the latest reports from Claret & Hugh are to be believed.

The insider source claims that Trott is to be allowed to depart on loan in search of regular senior game time.

The report adds that the club looks likely to be on the hunt for a new shot-stopper in the future due to the fact that regular no. 1 Lukasz Fabianski is entering the final year of his deal next season.

As for Trott himself, his main taste of senior action came with a loan spell at AFC Wimbledon – a club with a reputation for developing young ‘keepers.

In recent seasons, George Long, Tom King and Aaron Ramsdale are just some of the young notables to have been signed on loan by Wimbledon at a younger age with regular minutes to follow.

Trott previously spoke on the club’s thinking behind his loan, which couldoffer an insight as to what lies next for him:

“There were quite a few League One teams who were interested in me,” said Trott [via the South London Press].

“From West Ham’s side, they wanted me to stay relatively close.

“Wimbledon was probably the closest one, it was only an hour-and-a-bit away from West Ham’s training ground. It was easier for both parties”.

However, Claret and Hugh understands that Trott is not seen at this time as being a replacement for either Fabianski or Darren Randolph, leaving his developmental pathway unclear.


The report adds that they are holding out for a Championship club to come in for Trott, but it seems patience must be urged regardless in terms of Trott’s pathway.

Given Moyes’ trust in both Randolph and Fabianski, the manager may prefer experience over promise in his shot-stoppers.

By that token, it is hard to see Trott being the beneficiary of opportunities at a senior level with West Ham.

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