David Moyes appears to be considering offering Josh Cullen another opportunity at West Ham United in the future, with the London Evening Standard reporting that the Hammers boss has been impressed by the 23-year-old.
The Irons fans would have been forgiven for wondering if Cullen had already made his final appearance for the club.
The academy graduate has not played for his parent club since the 2017/18 campaign. And he has spent the last 18 months on loan at Charlton Athletic.
His most recent appearance for West Ham came during Moyes’s first tenure at the London Stadium.
And it appears that the Hammers boss is continuing to keep an eye on the Republic of Ireland international.
The London Evening Standard reports that Moyes is keeping a close eye on Cullen as he looks to work with a younger squad next season.
TBR View – Cullen could develop into important player at West Ham
It will not be easy for Cullen to break into the West Ham side upon his return. But what will help is that he plays in an area where the Hammers have a lot of quality.
Cullen has arguably been so impressive at The Valley because of the cohesion amongst the Addicks’ midfield.
Playing alongside the likes of Declan Rice and Mark Noble may give Cullen a fantastic opportunity to realise his potential.
And while he can hardly be considered a youngster for much longer, it will be a boost for the West Ham fans to see another academy graduate take up an important spot in the squad.