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Burnley signing this 22-year-old West Ham starlet would be ideal for all parties involved

On-loan West Ham winger Nathan Holland playing for Oxford United in the FA Cup match against Newcastle United in February.
On-loan West Ham winger Nathan Holland playing for Oxford United in the FA Cup match against Newcastle United in February. (Getty Images)

Why Nathan Holland would be a good signing for Burnley

As per ExWHUemployee (h/t Burnley Express), Nathan Holland is being courted by a host of English clubs, from the Premier League as well as the Championship. Burnley, Brighton, QPR, and Bournemouth have so far shown interest in the West Ham starlet.

Profile

Nathan Holland is a 22-year-old English winger who currently plays for the U-23’s West Ham team. He started his career at Everton’s youth team before climbing through the underage teams.

However, it was at West Ham U-23 that he showed his true potential. He made the switch back in 2017 and produced stellar numbers in front of goal since. In 48 games, he has scored 19 goals and assisted another 18. (Transfermarkt).

Nathan Holland should be a West Ham player next season
Nathan Holland spent time on loan at Oxford United in League One last season (Getty Images)

A loan move to Oxford United followed at the start of 2020, but injury curtailed his season and he could only make 12 appearances and contribute with 3 goals. He returned to West Ham at the end of last season. The winger also made two first-team appearances for the Hammers last season.

Do Burnley need Nathan Holland?

While Dwight McNeil has performed admirably and Robbie Brady acted as an able deputy, the Clarets could use someone like Nathan Holland. He won’t be an immediate starter but could well give some competition to McNeil.

Burnley struggled for goals last season and it was their defensive nous that ensured they finished in the top half of the league table. Nathan Holland knows how to find the net and also to find other players who can find the net.

Holland gives West Ham opening win
Holland featured twice for West Ham’s senior team this past season (Getty Images)

He is a proven talent in the English game and could do with some first-team exposure after dominating the underage teams. Also, West Ham wouldn’t feel the pinch selling a player who plays in a position that they already have decent players in.

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Verdict

Burnley could use someone like Nathan Holland as he brings goals with him. At 22 years of age, he represents the perfect option for Sean Dyche to work with.

Holland is prolific and is in need of opportunities at the highest level to prove that he deserves a spot in the first-team and maybe even the starting lineup.

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