TRANSFER UPDATE: The window is closed, how did West Ham fare?

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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.

Transfers Out

Roberto

Details: Joined Alaves on loan

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 28: Roberto of West Ham United is seen on the pitch prior to the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and West Ham United at Vitality Stadium on September 28, 2019, in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

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.

Nathan Holland

Details: Joined Oxford United on loan

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 29: Nathan Holland of West Ham United is challenged by Josh Bowler of Everton during the Premier League 2 match between West Ham United and Everton at London Stadium on April 29, 2019, in London, England. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Getty Images)

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.

Dan Kemp

Details: Joined Stevenage on loan

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 29: Dennis Adeniran of Everton is challenged by Dan Kemp during the Premier League 2 match between Everton in London Stadium on April 29, 2019, in London, England. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Getty Images)

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!

Joe Powell

Details: Permanent move to Burton Albion

KINGSTON UPON THAMES, ENGLAND – JANUARY 28: Joe Powell of Burton Albion arrives prior to the Sky Bet League One match between AFC Wimbledon and Burton Albion at The Cherry Red Records Stadium on January 28, 2020, in Kingston upon Thames, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

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.

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