Djair Parfitt-Williams signs new West Ham contract and praises club's next generation

One of West Ham United's exciting young players has committed himself to the club until at least 2017.

West Ham United have announced on their official website that Djair Parfitt-Williams has signed a new contract at Upton Park.

The 18-year-old forward has now agreed a two-year contract that will see him remain in London until at least 2017.

Born in Bermuda in 1996, Parfitt-Williams is very highly rated at West Ham and he ended this season as the under-18s' top scorer.

Able to play on either wing and as a secondary striker, the teenager’s versatility and talent in front of goal mark him out as one to watch and Hammers fans are sure to be excited at the news that another youngster has committed their future to the club.

West Ham showed this season that they are not afraid to give youth a chance, with defender Reece Burke impressing in the final few weeks of the campaign.

And Parfitt-Williams told the club’s website that his young teammate’s progress has inspired him to follow suit.

“It’s a huge incentive for me and all the other players trying to break into the first-team,” the forward said. “It’s made me hungrier to get there.”

Parfitt-Williams also hinted that there are plenty of other young players coming through the ranks who are capable of breaking into West Ham’s senior side in time and he will be hoping to be among them.

“This generation coming through at the academy has a lot of talent and a few boys have a real good chance of making it,” he said.

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