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Time running out for Cullen

Time is fast running out for Essex-born central Hammers midfielder Josh Cullen who is yet to make his break through to the West Ham first team. The local lad who played his junior football for Rayleigh Boys joined the West Ham Academy when he was nine years old.

A Dylan Tombides Award winner in 2014, the Republic of Ireland U21 captain has also enjoyed loan spells with Bradford City, Bolton Wanderers and Charlton Athletic.

He was called up by Ireland at senior level for the first time after impressing Mick McCarthy while playing for the Addicks in March 2019, before inspiring the south London side to promotion two months later.

His contract with the Hammers expires at the end of May next year with no contract extension insight his chances of a new long term contract currently looks slim.

At 23 years of age many would argue he should have made his breakthrough by now.  The absence of a new long term contract offer with only eight months of his existing contract in place is usually a good indication he is not in Manuel Pellegrini’s long term plans.

 

About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter
 

2 comments on “Time running out for Cullen

  1. Make your minds up. Earlier on today you were saying that he was about to be offered a new contract

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