Hammers set to announce new signing


By Sean Whetstone

West Ham are reported to have completed the transfer Cliftonville teenager Sean Moore according to EXWHUEmployee

Moore was a target for a number of clubs  including Celtic, Newcastle, Everton, Brighton and Ipswich Town but will join West Ham from 1st July.

He turns 18 in August and was one of the most talked about players in the Irish League in the season just finished having won Young Player of the Year prizes at the NI Football Awards and Ulster Footballer of the Year Awards.

TheBelfast Telegraph has outlined that Cliftonville were set to receive an initial fee of around £170,000 with several stipulations which will lead to the club to hitting a financial jackpot if Moore makes the first team.

 Cliftonville could receive in the region of £500,000 from the switch with add-ons relating to the likes of first-team appearances with a hefty sell-on clause expected to be written into the contract.

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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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  • says:

    Another one that’ll rip it up in the youth teams and not get a chance

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