Sears to be Loaned Out
Gianfranco Zola has indicated that Freddie Sears will probably be loaned out to another club next season.
"I think that the right thing to do for him will be to go on loan to play," Zola said. "He has worked hard here but has not been playing enough, sometimes ten minutes, sometimes a full game.
"Probably he never got what he wanted. He has improved as a player but he needs to play regularly. Unfortunately here it is difficult for him. Next season he will have the possibility of going on loan and to prove himself.
"Then he is will come back here as we believe that he is an important player for us in future."
Joe Widdowson has signed for Grimsby Town on a three year contract. The young defender spent the second half of the season on loan at the club and as West Ham declined to renew his contract he has signed permanently with Grimsby.