Hammers star attracts top clubs interest


AliseWest Ham whizz-kid Ajibola Alese is reportedly being monitored by Manchester City and Liverpool.

The 16 year old is rated as one the hottest young talents in England, and has been an amazing player within the  Hammers’ Under-18s team.

It’s that which has alerted the Premier League big boys but  Slaven is a keen admirer and has taken a personal interest in his development, with the current England Under-16s skipper pencilled in to feature for the Under-23s this term.

Manchester City and Liverpool are both on a recruitment drive to sign the best youngsters at home and on the Continent to beef up their academies.

The youngster is currently on scholarship forms at the London Stadium, however the Hammers hierarchy know they will have to secure Ajibola’s services on a professional contract to fend off potential suitors.

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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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  • essexclarets says:

    It’s all well & good signing the youngsters on pro deals but at some time you are going to have to show faith & give them some game time. The club will find it harder to keep them if they don’t

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