Ben Johnson has signed a contract extension at West Ham, shortly after making his first-team debut, the club’s official website has announced.

Johnson puts pen to paper on a new long-term contract with West Ham, committing his future to the Hammers until summer 2022.

The young right-back is highly regarded and he will be eyeing a first-team breakthrough over the course of his contract.

Ben Johnson at West Ham

Ben Johnson made his debut against Manchester City. (Photo by Tom Flathers/Man City via Getty Images)

Johnson came through the ranks at West Ham after joining the club at the age of seven. This season, he started off in the under-23 team but earned his first-team debut.

The 19-year-old was named in the starting line-up to face Manchester City in a recent Premier League clash at The Etihad Stadium.

 

With Aaron Cresswell and Arthur Masuaku ruled out, Manuel Pellegrini called upon Johnson to play at left-back, even though he is naturally more suited to the right.

The teenager played over an hour before hobbling off with a calf injury but he held his own against some talented Man City players.

Ben Johnson on his new contract

Ben Johnson was pleased to sign his new contract. (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United via Getty Images)

Johnson was delighted to get this contract extension over the line. He told the club’s official website: “I’ve kept working hard each and every day and hopefully there are more opportunities to come.

“I’m so privileged and blessed to be playing for West Ham, it’s great. I’m very proud.”

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