Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Johnson signs new West Ham deal

West Ham United’s Ben Johnson has put pen to paper on a new contract, one that should see him remain at the London Stadium until 2022, the Hammers have officially confirmed.

Johnson is a very versatile defender, capable of performing well either as a fullback or a centre-back. He has been training with the club’s first team under Manuel Pellegrini this season, and having played in 19 games in total for the U-23 side, he made his first-team debut in February, against defending champions Manchester City at the Etihad.

Upon putting his signature on the contract, the 19-year-old expressed his joy and said it was great news for both him and his family. He produced a fine and surprisingly mature performance against Pep Guardiola’s side, and he aims to build on what he has achieved so far. The Hammers aren’t really surprised by the youngster’s progress, with former Tottenham Hotspur captain Ledley King being his cousin and former England defender Paul Parker his uncle.

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Veselin Trajkovic


Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on four different football blogs.

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