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Home grown players safe from sale

The chances of Michail Antonio, Mark Noble, Ryan Fredericks, Jack Wilshere or Aaron Cresswell leaving this summer are slim as they are all vital to fulfilling West Ham’s homegrown quota. The only exception is if they were replaced by another homegrown player.

Each Premier League club is required to have no more than 17 non-homegrown players in their squad and this summer the Hammers are under more pressure with the release of Andy Carroll and Moses Masaki both of who were used to meet the criteria last season.

Goalkeeper Dave Martin has added to the home quota and Marcus Browne also qualifies as he turned 21 last year before 1st January 2019. If West Ham wants a full squad of 25 they must find one more although last year they made do with seven homegrown players and a squad of twenty-four players.

Josh Cullen, Reece Oxford, Sam Byram and Jordon Hugill all qualify for home-grown also assuming they are not sold or loaned out again.

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Each Premier League team can only register 25 players over the age of 21 for that season’s first-team matches. Of those 25 players, no more than 17 can be non-Home Grown Players. In other words, if you want the full complement of 25 over-21 players, you have to have at least 8 Home Grown Players.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

7 comments on “Home grown players safe from sale

  1. No one ever mentions Snodgrass ?

  2. Diangana isn’t eligible this upcoming season. He needed to turn 21 before the 1st of January 2019. He becomes home-grown for the 2020/21 seas9n.

    • I thought he needed to be 21 before the end of last season but I could be wrong.

      • I wish he was eligible Sean. Unfortunately the Premier League use the 1st of January so every player born in a year become eligible at the same time. It makes it confusing for all of us as players turns 21 but can’t be registered till the following year. I agree should be the start of the season.

  3. This is a bit weird – Snoddy is not considered a home grown player – but I suppose that it is the same contradiction of the UK being the only country (to my knowledge) that fields four teams in international competitions

  4. Browne, Byram, Cullen or Hugill would all be home grown players if they are not sold or loaned out.

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