Fresh start for Street

West Ham United would like to wish Adam Street all the best for the future after the goalkeeper decided to return to his native Canada.

The 18-year-old had been at the club for six years and rose through the youth ranks to play for the reserves. However, after a trial period with hometown team Toronto FC earlier this year, Street decided he wanted to head home permanently. The Canada Under-23 international has yet to decide on the next steps but was keen to thank the club.

"I am trying to get my head around what to do in the future," he said. "I went back to Toronto recently and all my family are there. I have been here six years and it feels strange to be saying goodbye. It is hard to go but this is the right decision for me. You never know what will happen but I have plenty of time to think about what's next.

"I have a lot of good memories. I have enjoyed working with [goalkeeping coach] Jerome John since I arrived and I am grateful to Tony Carr and Paul Heffer in the Academy. It has been a long time and Bob and Val [who run the Academy house] have been like my family. It is a difficult thing but this is what I have to do. I will keep in touch and will follow how the club does."