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Report: Hammers wants 61 goal machine teenager

West Ham is preparing to table a compensation bid for Southend United forward Charlie Kelman claims the Footballer Insider

The teenager is regarded as one of the best promising strikers in English football after he scored  61 goals at youth level in the 2017/18 season. Kelman made the step up to U23 level this season scoring the winning goal in Southend’s 4-3 FA Youth Cup victory against Leyton Orient last year.

Kelman is currently a scholar at Southend and the League One club would love to tie him down to a professional deal now that the forward has turned 17. Any club hoping to snap up Kelman from under Southend’s nose would have to pay a compensation fee which could be set by tribunal.

Kelman found fame at the weekend when he scored this goal from the halfway line on his senior debut.

Kelman was born in Essex but played last year for the United States Under 18s. After being called up by US Soccer, Kelman said ‘my dad is an American citizen and I lived out there for six years so that’s how I qualify.’

About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

One comment on “Report: Hammers wants 61 goal machine teenager

  1. Amazing technique for the strike, so pure if he can hit most of his shots like that I can see why he scores so many goals, put a bid in and get him in the u23’s

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