West Ham defender returns

  • by Staff Writer
  • Friday, 14th January 2022

West Ham United's Frederik Alves has cut short his season-long loan spell with League One Sunderland and returned to the club with immediate effect.

The 22-year-old made just ten first team appearances during the opening half of the season and has returned to West ham at the behest of the club.

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“Throughout Freddie’s loan, we have remained in regular dialogue with him and West Ham United regarding his programme," said Sunderland's Sporting Director, Kristjaan Speakman.

"He’s progressed and he’s matured off the pitch, but he’s missing the frequency of games required at this stage of his development and we collectively understand the need for him to be playing regular football.

"Having reviewed this with his parent club, we agreed that it is the natural solution for him to return in January to plan out the second part of the season. We thank West Ham United and we wish Freddie well in his career.”

Alves is the FOURTH Academy player to have their season-long loans cut short in recent days, following the return of Joseph Anang (from League Two Stevenage) Mipo Odubeko from Huddersfield and Conor Coventry from Peterborough United, both of whom were participating in the Championship.

The Danish Under 21 international moved to West Ham in December 2020 for a fee in the region of £1.5million, having put pen to paper on a three-and-a-half year contract. He is yet to make a single first team appearance for David Moyes' first team.

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