Cullen is back
Josh Cullen is back in the building, but with just one day of the summer transfer window left there’s plenty of room for more.
Charlton announced the second season loan for 23-year old Cullen today, who I assume failed to impress West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini enough in pre-season to gain a Hammers’ squad number for the coming season. Many Hammers’ fans, possibly desperate for a bit of famed West Ham academy talent to break through, seemed bemused by the decision, but their loss is our gain, and Lee Bowyer mirrored the excitement of fans the latest signing brought.
Cullen’s contract expires next June, so one would assume that his signing is with a view of something more permanent next summer.
Steve Gallen said: “I’m so happy about this signing. We’ve not let this go all summer. I’ve been chipping away at this every single day to make this happen. There have been days and weeks where you think it is definitely not happening but when we found out yesterday there was a slim chance, we were on it in a flash.”
The gang is back, well sort off, and with Lyle Taylor currently still in the building, tomorrow is as about as momentous as that 94th minute winner at Wembley was a few months back.