Striker needs January move


Striker Marshall needs a January move

Callum Marshall is on a trajectory to becoming a fine footballer. This was exemplified when he made his home senior debut for Northern Ireland in a 3-0 victory over San Marino on a Saturday afternoon. Leading the goal-scoring charts in Premier League 2, Marshall has clearly outgrown the youth level of football. It’s unequivocal; Marshall is now ready for a more challenging and competitive platform after tasting senior international football.

Having experienced the intensity of senior international play, Marshall is eager to elevate his game and compete at a higher level. His talent and skill set no longer align with youth football’s demands. The time has come for West Ham to decide whether to integrate him into the first team or facilitate his growth through a loan opportunity.

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West Ham star Callum Marshall: The Striker needs January move as he continues to outgrow youth football.

Reflecting on his senior debut at Windsor Park, Marshall expressed his excitement and acknowledged a missed header opportunity within minutes of stepping onto the field. His hunger to contribute and make an impact is palpable, showcasing his determination to excel at the senior level.

Looking ahead, Marshall’s focus shifts to the upcoming UEFA Euro 2024 qualifier against Slovenia on Tuesday night. This match provides another stage for him to demonstrate his talent and contribute to the national team’s aspirations.

January loan move on the cards?

It will be interesting to see how Marshall transitions from a promising footballer to an international player. West Ham now faces the challenge of tailoring Marshall’s football education to match his newfound status and ambitions in the sport.

I’m sure the club will be looking to get him a loan move in January. In the meantime, alternating Marshall and Divin Mubama on the bench for Premier League games would be a step in the right direction.

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