Ipswich striker set for switch to Hammers


Ipswich Town striker Sam Ford is set to join West Ham following his recent trial spells with the Hammers.

Ford’s two-year scholarship with Ipswich is up at the end of the season. The 17-year-old  is said to have impressed West Ham, where former Ipswich youth coach Liam Manning is now on the staff.
Last month Ford scored while playing for the West Ham under 18’s in a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa and he scored again during the U21’s match against Wolves.

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

3 comments on “Ipswich striker set for switch to Hammers

  1. Another lad that 2 years ago work led not have come near our club,how many is that that have joined instead of leaving,
    Just another thinking how far we have come in such a short time and that’s because of our history and what the 2 Daves want back at theirs and our club,
    You can’t reverse 4 years in 5 Minutes but remakerble how quick it has happened,
    This is going to be another of many young players wanting to join our club,but we need to start giving them a chance or it will dry up,
    Hope young Mr Ford is one for the future can’t wait to see him perform

  2. Agree with you’re sentiments bubs but its à lottery for most of these young players , most will never see a regular first team appearance like of old ! The game nowadays dose not allow for it ! The younger our squad in the near future with brought in 20 + mill players will determine these players futures , its just how it is mate ! The more successfully a club we become the harder for these lads. Sad but true . At the end of the day they just want to play football and will leave for regular football in the lower divisions then get picked up later if they are playing well . Its the toughest part of club football keeping everybody happy! Impossible to do .
    Oxford will step in for Collins Samuelson and Cullen squad players with Samuelson pushing lanzini and payets Cullen for noble maybe , then the machine just keeps ticking over ?

  3. I think the time has come to move our class youngsters into the first team – Samuelsen left City because he had limited chances – no reason why he wouldn’t move again if not happy.
    In the next transfer window I think we should buy only one player – a top top striker. We could spend say £20m on him. Then we have to pay for some of current loan players. Then bring in the two Reeces, Poyet, Samuelsen, Cullen, Page and give them just a few games at the OS next year.

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