Date: 25th March 2021 at 7:45pm
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Speaking on the latest episode of The West Ham Way podcast (2 March, 08:01), ExWHUemployee revealed one of the club&8217;s most exciting young prospects. 

West Ham have had a stunning season so far and are incredibly just two points behind fourth-placed Chelsea with nine games to go of the 2020/21 Premier League campaign.

However, he believes one of their star youth prospects may leave the club in the summer on a loan deal to play first-team football at a higher level than Premier .

Discussing the potential and future of , ExWHUemployee had the following to say about the 21-year-old.

“Well, I think you’re right, I think Conor Coventry is the one that’s closest to actually breaking into the first team.

“The problem that they’ve got is that the U23s League is not really, certainly for someone like Conor Coventry, he’s like too good for the U23s league, but he’s not quite in the first team.

“So it gives him a dilemma. Does he stick around at West Ham playing in that trying to push and break into the first team but ultimately not getting much football? Or does he go to a Championship side, say, and get a loan move? I mean, last year, Celtic inquired about Conor Coventry.

“So he’s had options like that. But he’s always been desperate to get in the West Ham starting team, so he turned that down and then obviously went to Lincoln for a bit because he was told he wasn’t getting much football, but I know that [Kevin] Nolan and I know that Stuart Pearce really rate him.

“[David] Moyes, I don’t think has really given too much away because he’s more reserved so that the players kind of don’t know exactly what he’s thinking.” 

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Coventry has made 12 appearances for the West Ham side this season and in those games, the midfielder has found the back of the net on four occasions (via Transfermarkt).

TIF Thoughts on Coventry’s situation…

West Ham have been in fine form this season and unfortunately for Coventry, that is unlikely to help his situation. The 21-year-old has a huge decision to make this summer and given the way the West Ham first team is playing it will be difficult for him to work his way into a side that is now filled with various players at the level of representing their countries.