Academy News

Fredericks can put Zaba deal under threat

Ryan Fredericks appearance at right back last night had him commenting that he felt his season only started against Liverpool. But it also opened up an interesting scenario around Pablo Zabaleta whose new contract extension may well depend on how many appearances the former Fulham man makes over the next 15 games. Zaba has hinted […]

Silva makes West Ham debut

Silva make his 30 minute Hammers debut as West Ham United’s U23s were defeated on a sweltering day at Watford’s training ground on Friday behind closed door as they went down 2-1 in a final pre-season friendly. Reported by WHUFC.com Kiko Femnia’s strike and Marc Navarro’s free-kick were the difference in Hertfordshire despite a Nathan […]

Official: Silva signs

West Ham have officially confirmed the signing of young Portuguese forward Xande Silva. The 21-year-old, who has represented his country at every level from U15 to U20, arrives on an three-year contract from Primeira Liga side Vitoria de Guimaraes for an undisclosed fee believed to be £1.8m rising to £3.1m on performance. Xande Silva, who […]

Pellegrini plans under-23 changes

Manuel Pellegrini wants to bring the under 23s into much closer contact with the senior squad and plans to have them training at Rush Green as he keeps an eye on their development. ClaretandHugh understands the new manager has started a review of the Academy and has been handed dossiers on every player under academy […]

Four goal Browne sends U23s soaring

Four goal Marcus Browne – having scored all of them in the Under 23s win at Everton – described the massive feat as “one of his best days in football.” It saw the Hammers soar into fifth place in the Premier League 2 Division One table after their promotion last season and followed a 0-1 […]

Carroll: “The fans deserved it! “

Andy Carroll insists that “hard training” was the key to an Irons revival which saw him grab to goals against West Brom last night (Rues). Speaking after the three pointer he told West Ham TV: “It was good. It was nice to get a start and get some goals and the three points. It was a […]

Westley pride as U23s advance

Academy boss had nothing but praise for his under 23s despite despite a 2-0 defeat to Wycombe Wanderers last night as the youngsters progressed to the knockout rounds of the Checkatrade Trophy. The Irons now meet  Luton Town in the last-32 after finishing second in their group and Westley said: “We have to be positive to start […]

Make an LS date with the youngsters tonight!

West Ham’s under 23s are having a magical season. Many have been reaining with the first team squad in international week and according to Mark Noble have really added to the intnsity on the training pitch Ronight you have a chance to run the rule over the youngsters at the London Stadium on Friday evening […]

Video: Watch the Martinez goals as double decision looms

West Ham have a double decision looming on Toni Martinez’s future as the club heads towards the second half of the season. The goal machine Spaniard – signed from Valencia last summer for £2.75 million last year – has a clause in the contract which involves a further payment to his former club once he breaks […]

Martinez double as U21s see off League One Rovers!

Tony Martinez grabbed a brace with Martin Samuelsen getting in on the goal scoring act as West Ham’s under 21s brushed aside League opposition in the shape of Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium tonight. It was a tremendous display by the boys who came from behind after a first minute goal by the League […]