Report: West Ham to loan out 6-cap youth international to European side; Pellegrini loved him
West Ham United will loan out youth goalkeeper Nathan Trott to Ligue 2 side Nancy for next season.
According to the Daily Mail, the six-time England youth international will spend the 2021/22 campaign in France with Nancy.
With three first-team goalkeepers already on West Ham’s books and the east London side in talks with PSG for Alphonse Areola, sending Trott out on loan makes plenty of sense on paper.
Trott is highly rated at West Ham as well as for England at youth level. The 22-year-old signed a long-term contract with the club in 2019.
Moreover, Trott stated via the club’s official website that Manuel Pellegrini was a reason why he stayed with the Hammers.
Trott said on the Chilean manager, who clearly was a fan of the youngster: “He (Pellegrini) has got a good relationship with the young players in the first team.”
“Me and him have spoken a number of times. He’s really encouraging. He tells you to be yourself and enjoy football, and just try not to think about it too much.”
Trott has only ever made one appearance for the first team since being promoted in 2019.
However, at just 22 and all of West Ham’s goalkeepers entering the twilight years of their career, there is a chance that David Moyes views the youngster as a long-term option to replace Lukasz Fabianski.
Indeed, a year away in France will be good for Trott’s development. And with Nancy, the Hammers will be hoping that the shot-stopper continues his progression as a fine keeper in the making.