West Ham give green light for attacker to head out the exit door
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West Ham United have decided to loan attacker Thierry Nevers to Newport County.
The Hammers have given the youngster the green light to head out the exit door on a temporary basis.
Nevers, 20, has joined the Exiles on a deal until the end of the season.
He will be looking to get plenty of first-team experience under his belt in League Two to help boost his development before returning to the London Stadium next year.
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West Ham swooped to sign Nevers in July last year after he rose up through the youth ranks with Championship side Reading.
He played once in the EFL Trophy for the London club last term and went on to make 18 appearances for the U21s side, chipping in with eight goals and three assists.
His loan switch to Newport provides him with an opportunity to show what he can do playing regular senior football.
The South Wales-based outfit haven’t started too well this term and will be hoping their latest addition can inspire them to start climbing up the league table under James Rowberry.
Nevers still has two years left on his contract at West Ham when he returns.
Flynn Downes, who the Hammers signed from Swansea City earlier this summer, has admitted he didn’t want to leave before sealing his Premier League switch.
He has told the Evening Standard:
“I loved it down there and, I’ll be honest, I wanted to stay. I’d gone from a year at Ipswich where I hated it to literally loving it, so I was all for staying. Then I came back for pre-season and from there I kind of knew I wasn’t going to…”