Hamilton confirm deal completed with West Ham for defender Stephen Hendrie

Left-back Stephen Hendrie will join West Ham United in the summer, Hamilton Academical have confirmed.

Hamilton Academical have confirmed that a deal has been completed with West Ham United for left-back Stephen Hendrie.

Hendrie, 20, is out of contract at the end of the season, and has signed a pre-contract agreement to join West Ham in the summer, with the Scottish club set to receive around £1 million compensation due to his age.

Negotiations for the Scotland Under-21 international’s services had been ongoing for several weeks, with Hamilton vice-chairman Ronnie MacDonald labelling the Premier League side “shambolic” earlier this month after a deal looked to have collapsed.

Talks later resumed, however, with West Ham beating off interest from Celtic, per Goal.com, to win the race for the promising defender’s signature.

On Hamilton’s books since the age of 13, Hendrie has made 110 total appearances for the Scottish Premiership club since breaking into the first-team in 2011, and made his international debut for Scotland’s Under-21s in September.

He might not be lone Scot agreeing a move to Upton Park this month either, with Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal confirming that midfielder Darren Fletcher is in talks with the London club.

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