Talented defender Kaelen Casey has made a big admission as West Ham announce deal that is his ‘dream come true’.
During what is expected to be a very busy summer transfer window for West Ham, it is easy to fixate on players you want to see come to the club.
But keeping the top talent that is already in the building is often just as important. And especially your top young talent at a club like West Ham which prides itself on its famed Academy.
Quite often a big money signing may not be wholeheartedly invested in giving their all for West Ham.
Not everyone is like Pablo Fornals, our fan favourite adopted cockney. Indeed for every Fornals at West Ham there is a Sebastien Haller.
With Europe’s top clubs scouring the continent to ensure they get the best young players first, keeping hold of top emerging talent is no easy task.
Having one of your own come through the ranks is so important for the connection between the fans and the team.
So while West Ham fans await the club’s first transfer window capture, there was plenty for the Hammers to celebrate when it comes to getting a highly regarded potential star of the future signed up on a professional contract.
‘Dream come true’ were the words of defender Kaelen Casey as the starlet made a big admission after West Ham announced his deal.
Casey says signing his professional deal with West Ham is something he has dreamed of ever since joining the club at the tender age of five.
‘Dream come true’ Defender Kaelen Casey makes big admission as West Ham announce deal
And the Under 18s ace now has his eyes firmly fixed on making his mark in West Ham’s development side knowing David Moyes is not shy when it comes to involving the Under 23s in his first team squad.
“It’s a proud moment for me and my family,” Casey told West Ham TV.
“We’ve worked really hard for a long time now and it’s good to get this pro contract.
“I’ve been here a long time and I feel like it’s another step to where I want to be. It’s what I’ve dreamed of ever since I was a kid. To get that pro contract is amazing.”
Casey was a vital component in the U18s side that claimed second in U18s Premier League South this season, playing 27 times in all competitions and scoring twice.
Moyes has stated he wants to build his new West Ham around young, hungry, hard-working players.
So the future is bright for players like Casey if they can keep progressing.
And that’s precisely what he intends to do.
“I’m looking forward to being back playing,” Casey added on whufc.com.
“I miss it and can’t wait to be back for pre-season. I can’t wait to do all the hard work.”