West Ham United sign promising Ipswich Town striker
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Premier League side West Ham United have completed the signing of Ipswich Town’s teenage striker Sam Ford, on a contract until June 2017
Ford, 17, has been a prolific scorer for Town’s under-18s side this season, the youngster becoming a schoolboy player with Town during the 2013/14 season, and has scored 25 times in 76 appearances for the club’s under-18s and under-21s.
He became a full academy player with Town in July 2014, signing a two-year scholarship.
“I’m delighted to have signed for West Ham. It’s a huge club and a big step up,” he told the Hammers’ official website.
“West Ham is a massive club. It is a very exciting time with the new stadium, everyone is talking about West Ham, it is definitely something to look forward to and hopefully I’ll be involved playing their one day.
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“It’s been a dream of mine to be a professional footballer for as long as I can remember so hopefully I can keep on improving, keep working hard and we’ll see where that gets me.”
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