West Ham have some serious exciting under-23 players coming through the ranks at the London Stadium at the moment.

None more so than Sonny Perkins, Armstrong Okoflex and Daniel Chesters.

Read also: West Ham fans will absolutely love Chelsea boo-boo as Club World Cup picture emerges

Mark Robson is doing a fine job in charge of the Hammers’ under-23 side. We are currently sitting in second spot in the Premier League 2 table, just four points adrift of league leaders Manchester City and with a game in hand.

Three standout performers for the under-23s this season, certainly from an attacking perspective, have been Sonny Perkins, Armstrong Okoflex and Daniel Chesters.

West Ham United v Leeds United - Premier League
Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images

At 18, 19 and 19 respectively, the young West Ham trio really are incredibly exciting young talents. The sky will be the limit for all three if they continue to work hard.

West Ham under-23 trio to light it up at senior level

The Hammers have the prospect of having a truly unbelievable front three in a few years time. And the beauty of it is that all three players would have grown up playing alongside one another in the youth team.

Call it a Holy Trinity if you will!

Sonny Perkins could be our future centre-forward. He has 10 goals in 19 games for the youth team to his name so far this season (Transfermarkt).

The Hackney-born ace is a lethal finisher, has exceptional technique and is a really hard worker.

Meanwhile, Armstrong Okoflex has arguably been the best player for the under-23 side this season. He has 15 goals in 18 games to his name (Transfermarkt).

The 19-year-old can play on either wing, possesses absolutely rapid pace and seems to be tailor made for Premier League football.

Crystal Palace v West Ham United - Premier League
Photo by Rob Newell – CameraSport via Getty Images

And finally, we have Daniel Chesters. The mercurial play-maker can play on either wing or in the number 10 position.

The talented teen just signed a new contract with West Ham so he is obviously very highly rated at the London Stadium. He has two goals and five assists in 19 games for the under-23s to his name so far this season (Transfermarkt), is a real live-wire and is a constance menace for opposing defenders.

The prospect of Perkins being flanked by Okoflex and Chesters for the senior team over the next decade or so should be a tantalising one for West Ham.

The owners will love the idea of it as well as it won’t cost them a penny! Let’s hope that all three continue to apply themselves properly both on and off the pitch because they have the potential to reach the very top of the game.

And how great would it be to see all of them continue their development on into the first-team at West Ham together.

The future is very bright at the London Stadium, that’s for sure.

Read also:

West Ham fans will absolutely love Chelsea boo-boo as Club World Cup picture emerges

Insider: West Ham likely to sign ‘brilliant’ 24-year-old from London club in the summer

Report: West Ham eyeing shock summer move to sign £32 million Premier League star

Report: £40 million ace will leave West Ham if new contract doesn’t meet his demands

Have something to tell us about this article?
Let us know

More in Academy

Close