West Ham United have not enjoyed the best of starts to the 2019/20 campaign and must fight to climb the table in 2020.
The Hammers added some attractive recruits to their ranks in the summer and it was hoped they could build on last season.
That hasn’t been the case, however, and the January transfer window can’t come round soon enough.
Pellegrini may look to enter the transfer market and that could mean some players going in the opposite direction.
Here, we look at three players who could leave the London Stadium on loan:
The versatile defender has made his first-team debut for the Hammers but that came last season.
He hasn’t featured under Manuel Pellegrini during 2019/20 and some men’s football might be ideal for his development.
Johnson can play right-back, centre-back or left-back if really necessary and looks like having a bright future.
It’s clear he can play at under-23 level, however, and a loan move would be ideal during 2020.
The Manchester-born player is set for big things in a West Ham United shirt.
A left-winger by trade, Holland can also operate on the right flank and he has made two substitute appearances this season.
For the under-23 ranks in 2019/20, he has scored 11 goals and registered six assists from a wide position.
Playing men’s football would be perfect for the youngster and West Ham would be wise to source a loan move for Holland.
The 22-year-old signed from Basle in the summer for £8 million but hasn’t yet made the grade at the London Stadium.
He has played just five games for the Hammers and is yet to earn a start under Pellegrini.
Going out on loan and scoring some goals would be ideal for Ajeti because at the moment it would appear West Ham can do without him.
There is optimism that Ajeti can eventually get a chance at West Ham but for now, a loan move could prove fruitful.