New West Ham signing Sam Ford impressing for U21s; wants to score as many goals as possible

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The new addition to West Ham United's development squad is already making waves.

At the start of March West Ham United announced that they had signed young striker Sam Ford after the former Ipswich Town player impressed on trial, and now he has been speaking to the Hammers’ official website about his early days there.

The 17-year-old initially agreed a one-year contract at Upton Park and it will be up to him to impress sufficiently to earn an extension this time next year, something that looks likely when you consider how he has started at the club.

Ford has wasted little time showing what he can do, scoring in his first two outings for West Ham’s development squad, and at this rate they could soon be re-thinking that single year contract.

Speaking after his great start, Ford told whufc.com, “Now I just want to crack on and score as many goals as possible.

“All the boys are good and I feel settled, everyone really gets on with each other.”

He may only be 17 but after scoring on his debut for West Ham’s under-21s Ford will be hoping to ultimately follow in the footsteps of the likes of Reece Oxford and Martin Samuelsen in earning first-team recognition while still a teenager.

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