Another Championship defender linked with Irons

jake-cooperFollowing the signing of Leeds right back, Sam Byram today and previous success of Aaron Cresswell from Championship side Ipswich, a report in the Times suggests West Ham have their eyes on another Championship defender.

Six foot six, Centre-back Jake Cooper has made 21 appearances this season for Reading which have impressed many in the division.  The 20 year England youth international is contracted until 2018 but the report claims if the Hammers signed him in this transfer windows he would loaned back immediately to the Royals.

Cooper joined the Royals Academy as a 14-year-old in 2009, going on to sign his first professional contract with the club in June 2013, on a contract going through to the end of the 2015–16 season, last October he renewed for two additional years.

The youngster has turned out three times for England appearing twice for the U19’s and once the U18’s.


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

3 comments on “Another Championship defender linked with Irons

  1. I’m reading that he’s a 6′ 4″ Centre Back – 20 years old and already played for England at Under 18 & 19 – sounds like one for the future!

  2. If Reece Oxford can’t get into the first team, not sure what chance this kid has, yesterday a ormer West Ham player Trevor Brooking accused Chelsea and Man City of stockpiling emerging British talent so they could fulfil the home grown quota and at the same time ruining the national teams prospects by not playing players such as Ruben Loftus-Cheek and a few others, perhaps if there is any truth to this rumour we are looking to do the same….

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