The 18-year-old signed his first pro contract last year and it was up for renewal this summer but the Hammers, who have been monitoring his progress for 2 years, stepped and have persuaded him to move during the current transfer window.
The youngster has played for Everton Academy since the age of nine and signed his first professional contract for Everton in January 2016 but did not make a first-team appearance.
Holland, an attacking midfielder was regularly in the scoresheet for Everton U18s and was also an England youth international.
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1 Posted 22/01/2017 at 11:59:14
2 Posted 22/01/2017 at 12:24:45
3 Posted 22/01/2017 at 13:07:57
4 Posted 22/01/2017 at 13:28:25
5 Posted 22/01/2017 at 13:38:15
That must mean West Ham paid some type of fee for Holland right, seeing as he was under contract till the summer of 2017, or is it different with Under-23 players?
I wish Nathan luck, he's one of many young lads that do this with all teams! I just spotted a photo of him with the West Ham kit on already!
6 Posted 22/01/2017 at 13:39:27
Many a good player has not made at the club they started at. Clearly has something or at least is a prospect that another Premier League club has signed him.
7 Posted 22/01/2017 at 13:59:57
Fair enough. No story. Good luck lad.
8 Posted 22/01/2017 at 14:47:48
Jon @ 4. We didn't actually let Dier go he was on loan from Sporting CP.
9 Posted 22/01/2017 at 16:07:33
10 Posted 22/01/2017 at 16:33:44
11 Posted 22/01/2017 at 16:37:03
12 Posted 22/01/2017 at 16:40:16
13 Posted 22/01/2017 at 17:02:43
Not Saying he should be back in the Prem, seems a touch lazy at times for me, but when he wants to turn it on he's fairly decent. Good range of passing and obvious leader.
14 Posted 22/01/2017 at 17:32:13
15 Posted 22/01/2017 at 18:20:13
Does anyone know if there was a fee involved?
16 Posted 22/01/2017 at 18:47:23
Not long ago he was a regular in the England youth set, I guess that's where WHU judged him. Good luck to him, hope he makes it with them.
We've got a bunch of "lesser talented" teenagers. Less talent than Davies, Dowell etc who haven't been able to break through into the U23s like Holland, Brewster, and Broadhead so just Broadhead left at USM FF for now.
17 Posted 22/01/2017 at 19:14:25
18 Posted 22/01/2017 at 19:27:36
And I don't believe anyone's given up on Dyson.
19 Posted 22/01/2017 at 19:36:48
Surprised anybody that age and with so little experience is getting a 3½-year contract.
Seen Daniel Bramall a number of times now. I'd have been much more upset if he'd signed for West Ham
20 Posted 22/01/2017 at 20:00:02
I'd say we probably have others ahead of him in the pecking order already
21 Posted 22/01/2017 at 20:08:11
Sean Doherty?! That's a name I've not heard in a very long time. Wasn't his dad a coach or scout for us?
I remember that Doherty was a player everyone thought would make the breakthrough. Dark times for Everton when Fulham were seen as a more appealing club. John Collins also left us for them around the same time.
Don't know anything about Nathan Holland but it shows how much talent we have when another Premier League club will give one of our lesser young stars a long contract like this.
22 Posted 22/01/2017 at 20:19:12
23 Posted 22/01/2017 at 20:27:01
It's funny how the careers of some of the players that gain a big reputation in the youth sides seem to stall, while players we hear less of make the breakthrough. Ryan Ledson and Tom Davies a case in point.
24 Posted 23/01/2017 at 01:02:12
25 Posted 23/01/2017 at 01:56:50
26 Posted 23/01/2017 at 02:06:22
27 Posted 23/01/2017 at 03:23:17
28 Posted 23/01/2017 at 19:44:20
Holland was probably looking at his chances of getting close to the first team over the next year or so. With the talent we have in front of him, and the club going out and spending millions on players similar in age, I guess he thought moving on would be a better option.
We have 19-year-olds playing in the first team and are fixtures in the U23s, he isn't. If his contract was up in the summer, I'm thinking if he hasn't signed on by now, he may have been released anyway.
The club is probably looking at that as well, and are happy to get something for him, and I would imagine there is a decent sell on clause inserted as part of the deal. Good luck to him, and if he does make it and gets a deal somewhere else, hopefully we'll benefit from that.
29 Posted 24/01/2017 at 08:14:40
30 Posted 24/01/2017 at 08:52:25
That's assuming we haven't done another "Gosling" and didn't bother to offer a new contract!
As for the fee, it's a development fee and so is worth no more than a couple of million, probably won't be more than half a million hard cash and the rest on completion of conditions linked to appearances for club and country.
31 Posted 24/01/2017 at 09:29:12
With regards to Holland and WHU, there maybe some connection to a former West Ham player Patsy Holland, but I'm just guessing about this.
32 Posted 24/01/2017 at 09:36:25
You may have a point about Pat Holland though!
33 Posted 24/01/2017 at 13:27:09
34 Posted 24/01/2017 at 13:39:17
35 Posted 25/01/2017 at 11:10:26
36 Posted 25/01/2017 at 12:28:08
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