West Ham may loan Nathan Trott to Nancy – report
Bermudian Nathan Trott is set to continue his football development at French side Nancy, according to English media reports.
The Daily Mail has reported that the West Ham goalkeeper is due to embark on a season-long loan with former Barnsley manager Daniel Stendel's Ligue 2 side.
Trott impressed while on loan at AFC Wimbledon in Sky Bet League One in 2019, making 26 appearances in his first taste of senior football.
He spent last season back at the London Stadium as part of David Moyes's group of first-team goalkeepers.
Although his senior game time has been limited with West Ham, the Premier League side have agreed to let him leave temporarily for the forthcoming season, thus allowing him the opportunity to get more playing time under his belt in France's second tier.
Trott has appeared for West Ham in two pre-season friendlies, conceding an “unstoppable” first-half goal against Scottish side Dundee in a match on Friday that ended in a 2-2 draw before drawing praise for his performance in a 2-1 win against Northampton Town on Tuesday.
The 22-year-old marked a major milestone in his career after making his senior debut in West Ham’s 4-0 win against Doncaster in the fourth round of the Emirates FA Cup in January.
Trott replaced Lukasz Fabianski with seven minutes remaining at the London Stadium and remained untested in the closing stages as the Premier League outfit eased into the next round.
A first-team debut had been a long time in the making for Trott, who joined West Ham in January 2016 after a recommendation from compatriot Clyde Best, the Hammers legend.
Trott, who has long been earmarked as the future first-choice goalkeeper at the East London club, also previously drew high praise from Shaka Hislop.
The former West Ham No 1, who is now an ESPN pundit, said the young Bermudian had “all the attributes”, with Trott standing at 6ft 2in and being renowned for his ability with the ball at his feet
Trott represented Bermuda at various youth levels before moving to Britain, where he has featured six times for England Under-20 and has been included in the England Under-21 squad managed by Aidy Boothroyd.
He has progressed through West Ham’s youth set-up to the first team and has been named in Moyes’s matchday squads on several occasions.
Meanwhile, West Ham have Lukasz Fabianski, Darren Randolph and David Martin as senior goalkeepers.
They are also in talks with Paris Saint-Germain over a loan deal for Alphonse Areola, according to the Daily Mail report.