Jack Sullivan picks three West Ham players to watch in the future

Jack Sullivan, the son of co-owner David, has revealed the three players he expect big things from in the future.

The Hammers have impressed fans and pundits alike by mounting a serious challenge for the Champions League places this season.

As well as taking a number of notable scalps home and away, including a historic treble over Liverpool, Slaven Bilic has reinvigorated the East Londoners and with stars such as Dimitri Payet and Manuel Lanzini, the Hammers are playing the 'West Ham way' once more.

The Irons have officially enjoyed their best ever season in the Premier League era and have a positive goal difference for the first time since 1986.

Bilic also masterminded a fitting and thrilling 3-2 comeback win over Manchester United in the last ever game at Upton Park.

And the club could yet qualify for the Europa League should the Red Devils beat Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final today.

'Three I'm looking forward to seeing'

But the future will be even brighter according to Sullivan, who has tipped three players for big things in a post on social networking site Twitter.

He said: "(Reece) Burke, (Josh) Cullen and (Martin) Samuelsen are three players I'm looking forward to seeing."

Burke is fast emerging as one of the most talented young central defenders around having won a clean sweep of awards during his loan spell at Bradford City.

Midfield dynamo Cullen joined Burke at Valley Parade on loan last season and made 15 appearances. Like Burke, Cullen has made his West Ham debut and the club have high hopes for both.

'One of the stars of the game'

Samuelsen has also enjoyed a hugely productive loan spell this season at Peterborough United where Barry Fry predicted he could go on to become one of the 'stars of the game'.

The former Manchester City youngster is another with big expectations on his shoulders but clearly has the ability to back it up.

All three would benefit hugely from West Ham's involvement in the Europa League should Manchester United triumph over Palace.

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