West Ham United have allegedly won the hotly contested race to sign Patrick Kelly from Northern Irish club Coleraine.
That’s according to a report from the BBC who claim that the 17-year-old is London Stadium bound.
The Hammers allegedly fought off strong competition for Kelly’s signature, with numerous Premier League clubs trying to sign him.
West Ham have won the race though.
It seems as though David Moyes is intent on making our youth setup one of the very best in the Premier League. And that’s a very good thing indeed.
West Ham sign Patrick Kelly
According to BBC, the Hammers have won the race for the talented teenager’s signature.
West Ham have allegedly agreed to sign the 17-year-old in a deal that includes add-ons and a sell-on clause, although the actual fee we have paid is undetermined.
Kelly is a really exciting young talent.
A right-footed central midfielder, the 17-year-old bagged one goal and four assists in 29 games for Coleraine last season (Transfermarkt).
He possesses impressive technique and has exceptional vision.
The young Northern Irishman does seem like a proper talent.
The fact that so many Premier League cubs wanted to sign him tells us all we need to know about him.
And West Ham winning the race to sign Patrick Kelly says a lot about our development as a club as well.