West Ham youngster Nathan Trott is being watched. Clubs are regularly scouting the young goalkeeper and West Ham must ensure that they do not lose him.

Sorting out a new contract for the Hammers starlet should be a priority for the Irons. And here is why.

Transfer story

Scouts are regularly watching Nathan Trott in action. (Photo by Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

According to The Mirror, Trott is attracting attention from a host of clubs.

Premier League giants Manchester United and Manchester City are both keeping their tabs on the young Hammer.

And German Bundesliga side Red Bull Leipzig are also hoping to poach him from West Ham.

The Bermuda-born goalkeeper came to West Ham in 2016 and is highly rated by the club.

But the East London outfit face a battle to keep Trott amid growing interest from other sides.

Contract situation

The reason clubs are circling around Trott is due to his current contract situation.

Other teams have been alerted to the fact that the England under-20 international only has a contract until summer 2020.

West Ham are trying to get Trott to sign a new deal but his future remains up in the air in the meantime.

Trott: a future first-team player

Nathan Trott already trains with West Ham’s first-team. (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United via Getty Images)

The 19-year-old is West Ham’s top goalkeeper in the academy. He regularly plays for the under-23 side and he is third in line for the first-team.

West Ham reportedly rejected loan offers for their talented teenager in the summer because they see him as their third choice stopper.

If Adrian or Lukasz Fabianski gets injured, Trott steps up to take a place on the first-team bench.

At age group level, Trott is one of the best in the country. He is a regular for England’s youth teams and he even won the under-19 European Championships last summer.

West Ham need to resolve his contract situation soon and reward him with a long-term deal.

Trott has the potential to become the future number one at West Ham and the Irons cannot afford to lose him to one of the Manchester clubs.