West Ham United are sweating over the contract situation surrounding Nathan Trott, with the wonderkid drawing interest from Manchester United and Manchester City.
According to The Mirror, West Ham United have another fledgling wonderkid among their youth ranks. The other side of the coin however, is that the Hammers are clamouring to get young Nathan Trott to commit to a new deal, with his contract set to expire within 18 months. Manchester United and Manchester City lie waiting to pounce on the opportunity.
Nathan Trott joined West Ham in 2016 as a 17-year-old and has since progressed so far as to become third-choice at the club. The Bermuda-born stopper was also part of the English Under-19 team that won the Euros in 2017, with the youngster switching allegiances to the Three Lions.
There was a lot of interest in Trott during the summer, with several clubs looking to take the stopper on loan. But, West Ham United wanted the youngster to stay on as the third choice keeper at the London Stadium. Now, with Manchester United and Manchester City interested in the young star, West Ham United want him to commit to a new deal.
Manchester United have enough goalkeeping options at their disposal. Sergio Romero is one of the best second-choice keepers in the league right now while first-choice David De Gea could be slated as one of the top five goalkeepers in the world. Jose Mourinho has high expectations from youngster Joel Pereira while Matej Kovar is a name that is already gaining traction within the club.
But, there have been murmurs of United being linked to moves for young goalkeepers, with the club seemingly looking to ensure there is an able succession line in place for when David De Gea decides to part ways with the club or hangs up his boots, whichever happens earlier.
At Manchester City, there was a goalkeeping crisis at hand in the summer due to Ederson Moraes suffering an injury along with Claudio Bravo. This led to Pep Guardiola recalling Arijanet Muric back from his loan at NAC Breda. But, Guardiola could be looking for a more permanent solution to the deputy problem, with Bravo unlikely to be remain content with playing second-fiddle to Ederson.
While there is still a good 18 months left on Nathan Trott’s West Ham deal, the Hammers want to tie the star down to a long-term deal, possibly to stave off interest from Manchester United, Manchester City and even RB Leipzig, who are also keeping a track of the 19-year-old’s development.
Perhaps, a few first-team appearances can help make up Trott’s mind.