Duo depart ahead of transfer window deadline

  • by Staff Writer
  • Friday, 28th January 2022

Two of West Ham United's Academy stars have secured fresh loan deals having returned from other clubs.

Ademipo Odubeko and Joseph Anang both returned early from season-long loan spells with Huddersfield Town and Stevenage respectively.

However they will still spend the rest of the 2021/22 campaign away from West Ham after landing new temporary contracts.

19-year-old Odebeko has dropped a division to join League One side Doncaster Rovers, where he became the club's sixth signing of a busy January transfer window. Meanwhile goalkeeper Anang has joined Irish club St Patrick's Athletic.

"It feels very good to be here," said the 21-year-old stopper. "I know St Pat's is one of the biggest clubs in Ireland and I'm really excited to be here.

"I heard about the interest a couple of weeks ago and I spoke to Alfie Lewis, who I played with at West Ham. He loved his time in Ireland and said great things about St Pat's.

"Having spoken to the club and found out about the league, it was a no brainer for me to come here."

Meanwhile manager Tim Clancy said: "We are delighted to get a goalkeeper the calibre of Joseph into the club. He has huge potential and comes with excellent recommendations.

"Pat Jennings [St Pats' goalkeeper coach) has had Joseph on the radar and to be able to secure his services is massive for us. We are all really looking forward to working with him."

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