West Ham United are ready to send young striker Toni Martinez out on loan in the next few days, according to ExWHUemployee.
After a busy summer in the transfer market, it is expected that a number of young and fringe players in the Hammers squad will be allowed to leave on a temporary basis in an attempt to find regular first-team football.
It looks like Martinez could be the first academy player to go out on loan after deadline day. He has a few offers from some League 2 Spanish clubs and is expected to move in the next few days
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) August 10, 2018
West Ham have started this process by loaning Sam Byram to Nottingham Forest, while Martinez is also expected to head towards the exit door.
The in-the-know Twitter account suggests that a number of second-tier Spanish clubs have been in touch with Manuel Pellegrini’s men and a deal to take the 21-year-old back to his homeland could be agreed soon.
Martinez is highly rated by the West Ham hierarchy after his exploits in the youth and reserve ranks, but with Lucas Perez joining the Hammers, the youngster’s chances of playing in the first team are very slim.
The former Valencia B attacker has spent loan spells out at Oxford United and Real Valladolid in the past but a campaign that he plays regularly will be the priority for the Hammers.