Five facts about West Ham prospect Reece Burke

With Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal all loitering who is Reece Burke?

This week has seen the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United all linked with West Ham's 18-year-old starlet Reece Burke.

Reports have suggested that West Ham are willing to hand Burke a £4,000-a-week deal in order to fend off interest from Chelsea, Arsenal and co so who is this player?

Here are five facts on Reece Burke.

1) Burke is a local lad, born in Newham, East London and has been at West Ham since the age of nine.

2) Whilst predominantly a central defender Burke is also capable of playing at right-back.

3) Burke does not have fond memories of his first-team debut. He was one of several young players thrown into the deep end against Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup. Unfortunately he was on the receiving end of a 5-0 thrashing at the City Ground.

4) Burke is also an England youth international. He made his debut for his country in October 2013 in a 4-0 win against Hungary. He has gone on to play four games for his nation at this level.

5) Burke had an excellent pre-season. The defender scored a winning goal for the club in a friendly against Sampdoria at Upton Park in the final minute of proceedings.

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