West Ham United talent Josh Cullen scores one, sets up another, in dream international start

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The talented teenage midfielder is looking a real star of the future for The Hammers.

West Ham United recently awarded young star Josh Cullen with a new deal at the club. His new three-year deal with the club came on deadline day, as the likes of Michail Antonio, Nikica Jelavic and Alex Song all arrived so it may have slipped some fans by but Cullen is clearly highly-rated at the club.

He is also starting to make a name for himself on the international stage. He recently received his first call-up to the Republic of Ireland Under-21 side and had an immediate impact for the age group, as they defeated their Andorran counterparts last night.

He was the star of the show on his competitive debut. He set up the first goal. His excellent corner met by captain Tommie Hoban of Watford to give them a 1-0 lead. He then raced clear to score the second and final goal of the game, before nearly setting up Preston North End midfielder Alan Browne for a third.

Cullen, who was born in Southend but is eligible for Ireland through his family, recently made his debut for West Ham – coming on in the 3-0 win over Liverpool prior to the international break.

Now he is the darling of the Irish under-21 side.

If he can keep up his current trajectory West Ham might have a real gem on their hands.

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