The January transfer window is officially closed. For West Ham, it came with a lot of rumors as per usual but the Hammers did end up with a few needed pieces.
The Hammers came into the window in need of a few key pieces, they needed a box to box midfielder, a forward, both left and right backs, and with the instability of Lukasz Fabianski, a goalie. West Ham didn’t quite get all of the needed areas filled but they did do some work in the end.
The January transfer window didn’t just come with a few new Hammers but a few that have either gone out on loan or have left the Hammers for good. So, before we get into the new boys lets recap who left the club this window.
Details: Joined Alaves on loan
This was probably the most needed move-out for the Hammers because not only was Roberto witnessing an all-time low in his career but the dressing room was beginning to get negative because of it. There is hope that he will get better on loan and possibly move on a permanent basis.
Details: Joined Oxford United on loan
Nathan Holland is arguably the best player in the Hammers academy and with him heading out on loan and getting a lot of the first-team playtime, this move to Oxford is huge. It will not only get him chances to grow but to come back with senior team experience and ready to push for the winger spot next season.
Details: Joined Stevenage on loan
The little wide man will continue his growth on loan for the remainder of the season. Dan Kemp has a story very familiar to the one of Declan. Seemingly always picked over and getting injured but Kemp has kept on growing and this season really came into his own. Good luck Dano!
Details: Permanent move to Burton Albion
Joe Powell was born and bred in Canning Town and had been a member of the Claret and Blue since he was 8 years old. In his time at the Academy, he had 14 goals and 13 assists in 64 appearances.