Bolton Wanderers have registered their interest in taking West Ham pair Josh Cullen and Reece Burke on loan this season claims the Bolton News.
The duo have worked with Phil Parkinson before at Bradford City and are said on the Whites’ shortlist if the Hammers decide to send them out for more experience.
Parkinson has marked out Cullen as a main target if the Hammers decides a year in the Championship would be better for his development.
West Ham have already indicated Reece Burke will be available after a spell with Wigan Athletic last season was blighted by injury.
Defender Reece Oxford has already been loaned out to German giants Borussia Monchendgladbach and they will loan out other promising youngsters who may not get a chance to play first team football.
Bolton would be able to offer regular football and have the fact Parkinson is well-known to both players counting in their favour. Burke played under the Bolton boss at Bradford two years ago and won the Bantams’ player of the year award aged just 19.
Parky knows Cullen fr Bradford and looks like Burke dealnia done. But I think we should try and hold on to Cullen for squad he has impressed at Bradford 2 years in a row and he is getting to age where loan can be counterproductive. Championship would be ok and Parkinson would use him. But he impressed last season and Kouyate and Obiang are a good duo to have Noble and Cullen and Quina has back up gives us money elsewhere and Quina was already in bench 12 times. I say give him a shot
I’m 50 – 50 on this. Burke probably needs a year in the championship, because last year was wreacked by injury, bur it could be Cullen is ready to try out as replacement for Nordveit.
I think it will be decided for Cullen during the pre-season games, so I will wait and see.
This old bugger doesnt want to sound a misery but cullen did nothing for me in both play off semi finals and the final.I dont see him as a premier league player.Not yet anyway.