Nathan Holland is an exciting talent currently impressing with West Ham’s Under-23s side, but a route into the first-team looks tough right now.
The 21-year-old did feature in the Carabao Cup defeat to Oxford United earlier in the season, but that’s only his second ever senior appearance in his career.
He’s a left-winger that has been tearing it up in the Premier League 2 division this campaign, scoring six goals and supplying four assists in just nine games.
The skilful wide player looks too strong to still be playing at youth level, but the competition to break into Manuel Pellegrini’s squad is tough and he’s stuck in a tough situate.
Holland should take the initiative in January by requesting a loan spell away from the London Stadium to develop his game elsewhere.
His lack of senior minutes is alarming and he won’t discover how strong he can be until he plays regular first-team football.
Holland is a goal machine that would be a real catch for teams in the Championship and West Ham should look to send him out on loan.
The Englishman has surprisingly never had a loan spell in his career and it could be the making of him.
Grady Diangana is a brilliant example of how effective it can be, as he’s shining this season during his loan spell at West Brom.
The 21-year-old West Ham loanee has scored four goals and supplied three assists this season, as he helps West Brom in their Championship promotion bid.
He’s definitely feeling the positive effects of the loan system and is improving as a player.