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West Ham man open to leaving the club for regular football

West Ham United midfielder Josh Cullen is prepared to leave the club on a temporary basis, according to a report in the London Evening Standard.

The midfielder is keen to impress new manager Manuel Pellegrini, but he knows his chances will be limited if he were to remain at the London Stadium.

Competition is rife at the Hammers for a central midfield spot, with the arrival of Jack Wilshere and Declan Rice being pushed into a role further forward, and Cullen is now open to taking a short deal somewhere.

“It’s not that I’ve decided totally whether I am staying or going; at the minute I’m here, just taking each day as it comes and trying to impress the manager,” he told the London Evening Standard.

“First and foremost, I want to be playing for West Ham, but if the manager says to me ‘there’s the right loan there’ then I’ll go and get some games up until January, come back and look at it then.”

He also revealed that his main aim is to remain at the Hammers and break into the first-team at some point during his career.

“Nothing has been decided yet,” he added.

“The end target is always to play for West Ham and get in the first team.”

Pellegrini has made a number of additions this summer and has boosted his midfield ranks with the likes Wilshere, Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko.

However, he will be looking for a better performance from everyone at the weekend, as they prepare to welcome AFC Bournemouth to the London Stadium.

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