Four Hammers pen contract extensions

Hammers Defender Olatunji Akinola, midfielder Alfie Lewis, wide player Emmanuel Longelo and striker Sean Adarkwa have signed one-year contract extensions with the Club.

The young professionals in West Ham’s Under-23s side finished top and unbeaten in, Premier League 2 Division 2.

Having been with the Hammers from the age of eight, promising centre-back Akinola returned from a year-long injury lay-off in January to make an immediate impact for Halajko’s side, sporting the captain’s armband for the U23s during the second half of the season.

After also recovering from long-term injury, striker Adarkwa set about making up for lost time in the second half of the campaign, netting three goals in three competitive appearances.

Central midfielder Lewis, meanwhile, has been a consistent performer at the heart of the Irons’ midfield all season, recording six goals and an assist in 22 appearances.

Having successfully transitioned from his usual forward role to a consistent left-back this season, Longelo’s powerful runs, meanwhile, saw him record an additional two assists for the U23s.  All four players are now committed to West Ham United until the conclusion of June 2021.


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 A Blogger on a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at, 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