Hammer looks certain to be on way out


Ben Johnson looks certain to be on his way from West Ham in the next transfer window after a humiliating appearance in the under 21s on Friday evening per West Ham Zone.

The full back as sent out for the development team appearance by David Moyes and given the manager claims he has a fully fit squad it couldn’t have been for fitness reasons.

It’s something of a serious let down for the player who despite being included in the Hammers first team squad has been unable to come to terms on a new deal.

That’s as much to do with his mediocre form as tough negotiating and the Hammers look certain to be trying to get a fee for him in January.

He is of course able to play at right or left back and has been seen as possible cover for the manager but has been offered no chances this season.

Everton were though to be interested but made no move for the 23 year old over the summer transfer window.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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