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West Ham midfielder joins Walsall

George-Dobson1Walsall have signed West Ham midfielder youngster George Dobson on a season-long loan. The 18-year-old becomes the Saddlers’ sixth signing of the summer as manager Jon Whitney continues to reshape his squad.

Dobson signed for the Hammers in July 2015 from Arsenal and helped the Hammers win the Under-21 Premier League Cup last season, beating Hull on penalties in the final.  Dobson made 21 appearances for their Under-21 side last season and was also named on the first-team substitutes’ bench for their Premier League games against Spurs and Everton.
“George is someone we noticed a few months ago,” said Walsall manager Whitney. “We did our homework on him and spoke with West Ham. He’s held in really high regard and he’s a player who plays beyond his years. They brought him in from Arsenal where he played as a centre half but was moved forward to play as a holding midfielder – which is where we see him playing. I’m sure he’ll come in and really strengthen our team. 
“I know he’ll go on to be a top player of the highest level and we’re lucky that West Ham have entrusted us with his development for the next 12 months. Age is not a factor. If he comes in and is good enough then he will play. He’s here to fight for a place in the team.”



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

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