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Report: West Ham could sell Josh Cullen for low fee; Crystal Palace and Fulham keen

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Report: West Ham could sell Josh Cullen for low fee; Crystal Palace and Fulham keen

West Ham United are willing to sell Josh Cullen for a low fee this summer, with The Telegraph reporting that Crystal Palace and Fulham are monitoring the midfielder.

It has been more than two years since Cullen appeared for the Hammers first-team. Nevertheless, his stock has risen in that time having enjoyed two promising loan spells at Charlton Athletic.

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The Telegraph reports however, that he is heading into the final year of his contract at the London Stadium. And thus, he is reportedly available for a low fee.

And it is suggested by The Telegraph that two of their Premier League rivals are eyeing the 24-year-old, with Palace and the Cottagers keen.

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TBR View: West Ham should keep Cullen beyond this summer

It is perhaps a gamble to hold onto Cullen given his precarious contract situation. It is not clear whether any talks are planned, or whether either side is reluctant to negotiate a contract extension.

 

But given that West Ham can reportedly only expect a small fee, it surely makes sense to keep hold of him for now.

Cullen’s form in the Championship hints that he could be a decent option in the Premier League. And at the moment, David Moyes has the options available to bring Cullen back into the fold gradually.

It would therefore, surely be worthwhile holding onto him in the hope that he can prove himself in the coming months before agreeing a new contract.

It is telling that he is attracting Premier League attention. And if his asking price is already low, then holding him for a little longer will surely do the Hammers little harm if they do decide to let him go further down the line.

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