Report: West Ham youngster a target for Championship club

West Ham United youngster Nathan Holland has emerged as a surprise transfer target for Championship outfit Sheffield Wednesday, according to the Football Insider website.

The Hammers academy starlet is currently on loan at League 1 side Oxford United, where he is impressing in their charge for promotion to the second-tier under Karl Robinson.

Holland was expected to make a huge impression in the West Ham first-team when he graduated through the youth ranks at the London Stadium, but he hasn’t really lived up to his promise just yet.

There are fears among the Hammers coaching staff that the attacker is too lightweight to play Premier League football, hence he was sent to Oxford to toughen up a little in the senior game.

Holland left West Ham having caught the eye in the Premier League 2 matches at under-23 level this season, scoring 11 goals and assisting six more in the 12 matches that he played in the competition.

His talents have also been noticed by the England hierarchy too, with the Hammers ace capped at under-19 level earlier in his career.

Holland, who can play on either wing and also be of use in the number 10 position, is 22-years-old later in the year, so he needs to be playing regular football soon, in order to live up to the talent he has at his disposal, whether that is at West Ham or elsewhere.

That could be where Sheffield Wednesday come into play, should the Hammers decide that he is someone they can cash in on permanently.

Unless Moyes suddenly has a change of heart about his West Ham starlet being too lightweight for the top flight, there would appear to be every chance that he could leave the London Stadium in the summer, assuming that the Londoners are able to beat the drop from the Premier League over the remainder of the campaign.