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Make or break time for young Hammer

Scottish clubs Celtic and Rangers are reportedly keen on West Ham midfielder Marcus Browne according to Goal.com.

Browne who will join the West Ham first team for pre-season training camp in Switzerland will be assessed by Manuel Pellegrini and his backroom team before any decision to loan him out is made.

Crucially the Academy product who turned twenty-one in November last year is eligible for the Premier League homegrown rule and that could mean he is retained in the first team squad of twenty-five after the departure of homegrown players Andy Carroll and Moses Masaki

Browne had a successful loan spell at League One side Oxford where he scored eight goals in 42 appearances.

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Browne joined West Ham at the age of eight and progressed through the academy at the club before signing his first professional contract in 2015. He signed a new three and a half year contract in January 2017 which keeps him at West Ham until the Summer of 2020.

With a year left on his Hammers contract, this season it is make or break for the youngster.

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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