Having left Danish side Silkeborg IF for West Ham United in January 2021, Frederik Alves Ibsen failed to make an appearance for the Hammers’ first team.

The defender, however, represented the English club’s U23 side in the Premier League 2 in the second half of last season.

Last summer, West Ham allowed the 22-year-old to join Sunderland on a season-long loan deal. His temporary stay at the Stadium of Light wasn’t fruitful as the Dane ended up making only three League One appearances for the Black Cats.

On January 14th, the centre-back’s agent, Christian Bysted, told his client’s loan deal with Sunderland had been cut short and he had returned to his parent club.

Bysted has now given another interview to the same website, in which he revealed the player will go out on loan again in the winter market.

“Together with West Ham, we have decided that Frederik should be loaned out so that he can get some much-needed playing time,” Bysted told

“He’s still part of the club’s future plans, but right now he’s going to have some games in his legs.”

Alves featured regularly for Silkeborg IF before joining the Premier League side. When quizzed the agent if there is a possibility for the player return to Denmark or if he will he move abroad, he said: “Both are in play. Where he goes is not so crucial, as long as he gets to play some matches.”