West Ham have confirmed exciting prospect Nathan Trott has signed a contract extension taking him to the summer of 2024, with the option of a further two years.

The talented young goalkeeper spent last year on loan at French Ligue 2 outfit AS Nancy, making a total of 23 appearance across all competitions. This was Trott’s second loan spell having spent the 2019/20 season with League Two side AFC Wimbledon.

Trott has now returned to the club, joining up with the rest of the team in St. Andrews for preseason preparation ahead of the 2022/23 season.

Speaking to the clubs official website, Trott said “It’s been very positive vibes since I’ve been back and, seeing how the team’s been performing over the last two or three years, I think it’s something I’ve always wanted to be a part of and I’m really happy that the club value me and have invested time in me to hopefully push me in the team in the future,”

“I came in at 16 and I’m going on 24 next season, so it’s a big part of my life and somewhere that I call home now. It’s good for me to be a part of it and it’s like a big family for me. Being here so long just keeps me pushing to want to strive and help the team out, which is the same goal I’ve had since I signed the first day.

“For me, the next step will just be to try and impress as much as I can. We’ve got Łukasz, Alphonse and Darren here as well, so I’m just going to try and push them as much as I can. I’m at that age now when I’ve got a lot more experience and appearances under my belt, so I feel like I’m a lot more mature than I was and I feel like I’ve gotten everything I need to know. I think the next step for me is to just try and impress as much as I can in the pre-season games and hopefully catch the manager’s eye.

Written by James White