Barnsley have secured the signing of West Ham United striker Frank Nouble on a loan deal. This would massively strengthen the team given that they have been struggling for goals in recent weeks.

It would also help the player, who has found limited first-team opportunities under Sam Allardyce. Frank Nouble arrived from Chelsea a few seasons ago on a free transfer, although West Ham United were made to pay the compensation fee as he was less than 18 years old before he signed his professional contract with West Ham. He was expected to be a major part of the West Ham United squad that was aiming promotion under Sam Allardyce.

One of the main reasons for many people to consider Frank Nouble a perfect fit under Sam Allardyce was his physical presence upfront. However, the significant form shown by Carlton Cole has meant that the opportunities for Frank Nouble in the first team has been limited. There have been a lot of rumours in recent weeks that West Ham would consider a loan deal if the right opportunity arises. It seems that Barnsley’s offer for the striker has been too good to turn down by West Ham after they have agreed a one-month loan deal.

“It was too good an opportunity to turn down. Nouble gives us options whether it’s starting, or off the bench, and something unpredictable with respect to the opposition,” Manager Keith Hill told the BBC in a recent interview. Barnsley are currently struggling to score goals. Frank Nouble has arrived at a time when Barnsley have just lost 2-0 to leaders Southampton in the latest defeat for the club. They have not managed a single win in almost a month, which has put their club under relegation trouble. Barnsley are currently 17th in the Championship table.