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Nathan Trott’s West Ham future in jeopardy – report

Nathan Trott could be coming towards the end of his time as a West Ham player

Bermudian goalkeeper Nathan Trott could be among the first casualties as the new reign of Julien Lopetegui takes hold at West Ham United.

The Spaniard, who has taken over at the Premier League side after the departure of David Moyes, is planning wholesale change, according to West Ham newspaper Claret & Hugh, with an accent on players under the age of 24.

Trott, 25, a former England Under-21 goalkeeper, was signed as a youth prospect by Slaven Bilic in 2016, but has failed to break into the first team since signing senior forms in 2019.

After a spell with the development team, he has spent much of the past five seasons on loan to a combination of AFC Wimbledon, then of Sky Bet League One, Nancy in France and Vejle in Denmark, where he is coming to the end of a second term.

Lopetegui was previously at Wolverhampton Wanderers for the 2022-23 season before resigning over a lack of funding. The former Real Madrid and Spain coach will require incoming funds to balance the books, and Trott is among those West Ham may look to cash in on.

Danish outlet Tipsbladet suggests, though, that West Ham will sell Trott but not for a bargain price.

The player, meanwhile, had already expressed interest in prolonging his stay in Denmark’s Superliga.

Trott has made one first-team appearance for West Ham, in the second half of an FA Cup victory over Doncaster Rovers in January 2021.

Six months later, West Ham signed Alphonse Areola from Paris Saint-Germain on an initial loan deal and Trott was shipped off to Nancy to become embroiled in an unsuccessful relegation battle in the French second flight.

With Areola signing a five-year deal the next summer, and soon to supplant longtime No 1 Lukasz Fabianski midway through the 2022-23 season, there was no room for Trott, who has had to endure another season of adverse fortune in a minor league outside the British Isles.

A four-match winning streak has secured Vejle’s place in the Superliga for 2024-25 with one match to play on May 26. They are ninth in the 12-team league.

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Published May 24, 2024 at 6:00 pm (Updated May 28, 2024 at 4:03 pm)

Nathan Trott’s West Ham future in jeopardy – report

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