West Ham have made their decisions on the futures of their latest batch of scholars.

West Ham United are renowned for giving young players opportunities to impress in the first-team and the club have offered scholarships to a fresh batch of prospects ahead of next season.

As reported by the club’s official website, nine youngsters have been given scholarship contracts, including centre-back Josh Okotcha, who has already featured in the Premier League International Cup this season.

Harrison Ashby, who is capable of playing as a full-back or at centre-back, has also been kept on, along with the highly-regarded Will Greenidge, who operates in the same positions.

Other players who will be hoping to eventually make the breakthrough into the West Ham first-team include Samuel Caiger, who can play as a full-back or a central-midfielder, and Lennon Peake, who operates as a winger.

West Ham will also hope that midfielder Keenan Appiah-Forson will develop into a player who is capable of making an impact in the Premier League, with another midfielder, Jake Giddings, also being given a scholarship deal.

The intake is completed by centre-back Samuel Nsumbu and midfielder Daniel Chesters.

This season has seen prospects including Declan Rice and Domingos Quina feature for the West Ham first-team.


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