Renowned West Ham insider EXWHUEmployee has revealed that West Ham have completed the signing of Krisztian Hegyi.

On the 127th The West Ham Way podcast on Phoenix FM, EXWHUEmployee told listeners that the club have signed Hegyi as one for the future.

The promising young goalkeeper will join up with the academy set-up, rather than be included in the first-team straight away.

Who is Krisztian Hegyi?

Krisztian Hegyi is West Ham’s second Hungarian after Peter Kurucz. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Hegyi joins from Illes Akademia, otherwise known as Haladas under-17, according to transfermarkt. The club is from the west of Hungary, based in the city of Szombathely.

The 16-year-old plays as a goalkeeper and he is now set to continue his career in England. The Hungary under-16 international is clearly highly rated by his country, who have capped him twice at that age level.


Hegyi could become the second Hungarian to play for West Ham after fellow goalkeeper Peter Kurucz. The Hammers signed Kurucz from Ujpest and he played one game, coming on as a substitute for Robert Green against Manchester United back in 2009.

West Ham’s goalkeeper situation

Krisztian Hegyi could compete with under-18 goalkeeper Serine Sanneh. (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United via Getty Images)

Hegyi is a few years off competing for the first-team spot, which is currently occupied by Lukasz Fabianski and backed up by Adrian.

The Hungarian teenager is also unlikely to slot straight into the under-23 team, where Joseph Anang and Nathan Trott vie for the starting spot.

Daniel Jinadu and Serine Sanneh are West Ham’s under-18 goalkeepers and this could be the age level that Hegyi is introduced at.

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