The 22-year-old has really impressed when playing for the Hammers this season.
So much so that the West Ham owners tried to tie him down to a new six-year contract at the London Stadium but had to settle for activating a two-year extension option after the right-back wasn’t happy with the terms on offer from the club (The Evening Standard).
Johnson has a huge chance to make the right-back spot his own between now and the end of the season with Vladimir Coufal still out injured.
His performances over the past few months have been of the very highest calibre and as a result it appears as though the Hammers board are ready to act…
West Ham could offer Ben Johnson another new contract
The 22-year-old could be set for a long-term stay at the London Stadium.
We really should have sorted this out before.
Johnson is a tremendous young talent and we need to pay him the going rate for someone with his undoubted quality.
Football journalist Dean Jones spoke exclusively to Give Me Sport and suggested that West Ham will try again to tie Johnson down to a new long-term deal:
“They tried to sign him on a long term contract, which wasn’t done, but they triggered this extension and from what I understand, West Ham want to get him to sign fresh terms within the next six months or so if they can.”
Hopefully we manage to get this one wrapped up before the start of the new season.
Johnson could be our number one right-back for at least the next decade.
The 22-year-old is quick, strong, possesses exceptional technique and is full of energy, athleticism and dynamism.
We truly believe that he is head and shoulders above Vladimir Coufal already and should be playing week in, week out.
David Moyes should make it one of his main priorities to get Johnson signed up for the next five or six years. The young right-back will only get better and better the longer time goes on. And West Ham simply cannot afford to lose him to one of our rivals in two year’s time.