Joshua Okotcha has his eyes firmly set on becoming a first-team player at West Ham!
The young centre-back was just 15 when he made his debut for the club’s Under-23 team in October, and recently made his Premier League 2 bow, playing 78 minutes against Sunderland and earning praise from Terry Westley in the process.
And Okotcha has now revealed that he has set his sights on reaching even further heights, having seen Declan Rice and Reece Oxford move through the world-famous West Ham academy system before him.
He told the club’s website: “Guys like Reece and Declan, I really look up to them. They graduated from the Academy at really young ages and played for the first team, and that’s what I want to do.
“They are both really comfortable on the ball as well. They can both play in midfield as well as defence and are really happy in possession. I think that shows how important being happy with the ball is, and it’s something I want to keep working on.”
Okotcha has played 10 times for the Under-18 team this season.