West Ham youngster Ben Johnson will be hungry for more game-time this season.

With Manuel Pellegrini having so many options at both right and left-back, however, his chances might just be limited.

According to ExWHUemployee, the Chilean is a big fan of the 19-year-old, but highlighted the fact he will struggle for regular action this season:

Pablo Zabaleta and Ryan Fredericks are both currently ahead of Johnson in the right-back pecking order at West Ham.

 

The teenager might be given a chance in the cup games for the Hammers, but his chances of earning regular Premier League action seem to be slim to none.

So perhaps a loan move away from the London Stadium could suit both the player and the club?

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Ben Johnson of West Ham (Photo by West Ham United FC/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

Johnson is a real talent, and he could risk hampering his development by just warming the bench for West Ham this season.

The 19-year-old signed a new contract with the Hammers in March – one that will run until at least the summer of 2022.

He clearly has a future at West Ham, but this season might just come too soon for the versatile defender.

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