West Ham United duo Reece Burke and Josh Cullen are heading to Bolton Wanderers on loan, our official website has confirmed.
Bolton Wanderers have completed the double signing of this promising young pair on a five month loan deal until January.
Reece Burke, a towering centre back, and Josh Cullen, a composed and tidy central midfielder, will get a season in the Championship to show their worth before being given the opportunity to break into the senior set-up at West Ham.
Both played for the Hammers in the pre-season tour to Austria and Germany.
There was a mixed reaction to this news.
The majority of fans responding seemed to be annoyed or upset with this news, believing that these two should have had more first team opportunities next year.
Others argued that playing regular Championship football would be more beneficial for their development.
Here are some of the best responses after West Ham officially announced the news of Josh Cullen and Reece Burke’s loan departures.
— C.C. Baxter (@ImAPatientMan) August 1, 2017
Good news. Both need game time and a full season out on loan. No point being fourth/fifth choice, rotting in u23 and never playing a game
— Robbie Lawther (@RLawther94) August 1, 2017
Hope they have a clause where they have to play. If that is possible.
— Brian G (@Irishbeardedman) August 1, 2017
Some sort of joke?
— . (@braadP97) August 1, 2017
Oh come on West Ham, both impressed in Germany, when they gonna get a chance?!!!
— Dean Roof (@DeanRoof) August 1, 2017
I don't mind this move, if they won't get first team play, than the best move was to loan them out for experience
— ⚒Massachuetts Irons⚒ (@Westham2018) August 1, 2017
Wow I'm really disappointed literally thought they could have a part to play next season
— Harry (@HHickford) August 1, 2017
Wilshere in then. Good move for the boys but would like to see them in first team.
— IronsHome (@Irons_Home) August 1, 2017
If they ain't in the starting 11 then they ain't getting the match time they need at this age. If they stay, who do we drop?
— Brett London (@BrettLondon1) August 1, 2017
Why just why
— Josh⚒ (@JoshVernege) August 1, 2017
So effectively we need to bring at least one new midfielder in now.
— John (@0703jab) August 1, 2017
Disappointing for them both not to have been given a chance this season.
Must b signing a CM…
And then we have 2 defenders almost 34!
— Richard Wenn (@Rich_Wenn) August 1, 2017
Hopefully lots of first team football this year. Ready for us next year.
And hopeful this means we're getting wilshere in.
— Loldeantimber (@loldeantimber) August 1, 2017