Striker signs pro terms

  • by Staff Writer
  • Thursday, 23rd May 2019

18-year-old goalscorer Sean Adarkwa has signed his first professional contract with West Ham.

Adarkwa, who has been a member of the Academy stable since the age of just 11 put pen to paper on his first pro deal following a successful season in which he featured on several occasions for the Under 23s.

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And he admitted to being "grateful" to the club for putting their faith in him by offering his the new deal. "I'm very pleased. It feels good to finally sign on as a professional footballer," he told

"I am grateful that the club believes in me and I feel I am ready to push on. I've watched West Ham since I was young and most of my friends support the club, so this is great for me and for them!

"Looking ahead to next season, I want to be more aggressive on the pitch, play regularly for the Under-23s and score more goals. If I keep working hard, hopefully I'll get my chance.

"I'd like to thank my mother Hannah, my brother Eugene, Tony Appiah and my coaches - especially Carlton, Jack Collison and Mark Phillips with the Under-18s - and Terry Westley, Liam Manning and Steve Potts for giving me opportunities."

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Adarkwa, who is represented by Alpha Sports Management became a full-time scholar in 2017 and went on to score two goals 17 appearances during his first season.

Last season he impressed sufficiently to receive several opportunities to represent the Under 23s, formerly managed by Liam Mannning.

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