West Ham’s debutante youngster Ben Johnson is currently negotiating a new deal at the Hammers aimed at keeping him at the club for another four years.
After seeing Declan Rice and Grady Diangana sign new long term deals the defender is one of an ‘elite ‘ groupf of academy youngsters whom the club are currently tying down to contracts.
Johnson was outstanding in the time he was on the pitch last night and with the likes of Nathan Holland and Conor Coventry is set to agree terms with the club.
Played out of position last night at left back, the right sided youngster came off early in the second half to be replaced by Pablo Zabaleta.
Claret and Hugh learned the reason for his withdrawal was because he was suffering from cramp rather than being hooked by the manager.
We were old exclusively by a senior source on the phone a few minutes ago: “Talks have started with Ben’s representatives over a long term deal as it has with other academy players’ agents.”