Cambridge United boss wants to keep West Ham teenager Lewis Page beyond current loan deal

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Shaun Derry has been very impressed with the development of the 19-year-old.

West Ham United have high hopes for plenty of their talented young players in the years to come, with one such player being Lewis Page.

The 19-year-old made his first-team debut for West Ham this season, in the Europa League game with Lusitanos in July.

However he has suffered with some injury problems since then and in January he was loaned out to Cambridge United of League Two.

He has impressed in his time at the Abbey Stadium and his manager is now hopeful of keeping the West Ham player, along with QPR full-back Darnell Furlong, beyond his current loan deal.

Shaun Derry told Cambridge News:

"We're in negotiations with their clubs now because their loans do expire shortly.

"I think everybody has seen their development.

"If you look at Page, he came from the under-21s and Furlong had played for Northampton and had had six games for QPR in the first team, so it's a little bit different for Darnell, but I think Page has really come on."

The emergency loan window reopens next week and Cambridge would then be able to extend the loan deal for the player, who has featured in five games for the club since making the move.

West Ham would surely not stand in his way.

The teenager is getting plenty of first-team football at the club and also seems to be staying fit - which is an issue he has struggled with in the past.

If both teams can arrange for Page to stay until the end of the season it will surely be a good move for both the player and West Ham.

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