The future of West Ham looks bright as academy stars Declan Rice and Grady Diangana continue to impress in the first-team.

Rice is a regular starter at West Ham while Diangana gets on the pitch in most games.

West Ham fans love seeing graduates come through the Academy of Football and make a first-team breakthrough.

Here are three who could follow in Rice and Diangana’s footsteps and get into the first-team.

Vashon Neufville

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Left-back is arguably one of the weakest areas in the West Ham first-team with both Aaron Cresswell and Arthur Masuaku showing frailties.

Vashon Neufville is the academy left-back and he is very highly rated by the club.

The England youth international is a target for Arsenal and Manchester United, according to ESPN.

But the 19-year-old could be West Ham’s next left-back if he bides his time.

Nathan Holland

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Nathan Holland might have made his first-team breakthrough had he not been injured earlier this season.

The 20-year-old is a lively winger with plenty of skill and an eye for goal.

Now back fit, the former Everton schoolboy will be eyeing a place in the first-team.

The England under-19 has the potential to establish himself in the first-team and when the chance comes, he needs to take it.

Xande Silva

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Xande Silva joined West Ham from Vitoria Guimaraes in the summer and has been in fine form for the under-23 side.

The 21-year-old scored a hat-trick on debut against Tottenham Hotspur and now has seven goals in six Premier League 2 games.

The Portugal youth international has been on the bench for West Ham’s last two games but has had to wait for his chance.

But one more injury could present Silva with his first-team opportunity at West Ham.

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