Done Deal : Promising Nigerian Central Defender Signs Two-Year Deal With West Ham
Published: July 17, 2017
Done Deal : Promising Nigerian Central Defender Signs Two-Year Deal With West HamEngland U16 international of Nigerian ancestry Ajibola Alese has appended his signature to a new contract with Premier League side West Ham, with effect from July 1, 2017.

The central defender is joining the Hammers Academy as a first year scholar, and is in line to be offered a professional contract on or before the end of the 2018-2019 season.

Alese was a top target for Liverpool and Manchester City before he penned a new contract with West Ham, and it is thought they missed out on his signature after they were banned from signing academy players.

The 16-year-old featured in seven matches for West Ham in the U18 Premier League last term, scoring on the final day against Arsenal.

Ajibola Alese has captained England's U16 national team.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel


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