If West Ham doesnít sign Sam Johnstone, whatís next for the Hammers, writes Jeremiah Carson.
As the West Ham transfer window moves on, it was thought that signing a new keeper would be a top priority. However, with new info emerging, the storyline may change.
On Sunday, the reputable Claret and Hugh posted that David Moyes and West Ham would no longer be tracking the transfer of Sam Johnstone. Last month the Green Street Hammers published an article talking about the current status of the keepers and where to go from here. Johnstone was vital to the next generation of pole defenders, but now, things look different.
David Moyes has a real dilemma on his hands, as the state of the keepers is right up there with the club getting some needed help with the strikers. His trusty steed, Lukasz Fabianski, is now 36-years-old and hasnít been able to stay healthy for a full season since 2018/19. Darren Randolph is a veteran backup, but honestly, just average.
As a West Ham fan, you commonly will look to the Academy and see whatís next. For the Hammers, it comes threefold. First, the known names of Nathan Trott and Joseph Anang top the list, but then in the lower ranks, the Hungarian KrisztiŠn Hegyi has made waves as well. Second, both Trott and Anang have made the senior teams bench, but only Trott has recently played for the seniors.
So whatís next? Whatís next is either going to be that David Moyes changes his mind last minute and adds help to the back, or he wages the biggest season of his and West Hamís history solely on age or lack thereof. Trott, Anang, and Hegyi are so ďgreenĒ that itís anyoneís guess as to how they could perform.
The 22-year-old Trott played seven times, conceding nine while keeping the net clean three times.
One of his three clean sheets came during an FA Cup match against Doncaster Rovers, where he relieved Fabianski towards the end of the match. Statistically and experimentally, Trott has excelled with Anang and Hegyi placing behind him in respective order. Therefore, one could give the most hopeful and optimistic answer when asked whatís next is Nathan Trott.