West Ham youth boss Terry Westley delighted to capture highly rated youngsters Marcus Browne and Dan Kemp

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Westley has likened youngster Dan Kemp to Manchester City star David Silva.

Speaking to the club’s official website, West Ham academy manager Terry Westley has expressed his delight at the club’s capture of two young stars this week.

The Hammers were busy this week as they secured the signing of Marcus Browne and Dan Kemp.

The latter was an especially pleasing signing for the side as they managed to secure him from London rivals Chelsea, representing a big capture for the academy.

And reflecting on a busy yet productive week for the academy, Westley was pleased to have secured what he describes as game changers for the side.

“It’s been a very good week for the academy,” he told whufc.com.

“We’ve signed two very exciting players, two game changers if you like, they’re both players who can open a game up and make things happen.”

Despite being just 16-years-old, Kemp is expected to have a bright future at the club after impressing them before signing.

He is likely to mostly feature for the Under 18 side in the near future, although there is a feeling he could star for the Under 21 sooner rather than later.

That is certainly a view Westley holds, saying he is in the same mould as Manchester City’s David Silva and they should put a lot of pressure on him to succeed.

“Danny is in the same mould as a David Silva, he can take the ball and he can beat you,” he added.

“We should put him under a lot of pressure because he’s a big marquee signing for the Academy, and he’s also good enough to handle that extra expectation.”

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