Hammers have to meet deadline


By Sean Whetstone

West Ham are required to submit their squad submission date for the 2023/24 season on Wednesday 13 September, along with all Premier League clubs having to submit their full 25-man squads by 2pm (BST) on this date.

There are several quotas that must be fulfilled in regard to squad submissions. Crucially, there can be no more than 17 non-‘homegrown’ players on the list which means that eight players in the squad must’ve played for an English club for at least three years before the age of 21 – nationality is irrelevant.

Teams can also name players that are under-21 on a separate Under-21 list which frees up more space for senior players in the 25-man squad.

For the current campaign, players have to be born before 1 January 2002 to be considered an under-21. Currently West Ham’s squad consists of 16 non-home-grown players, 8 home grown players and 1 under 21 player.

Whether Jesse Lingard will be added to this squad list remains to be seen.

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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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