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Moyes says 17-year-old will feature more in the first team

The Hammers will wait until summer to sign ‘brilliant’ PL ace for absolute bargain
Written by Quincy Charles

While addressing to media yesterday afternoon, David Moyes revealed that Jamal Baptiste will be actively involved with the first eleven squad this season.

The Hammers defeated Newcastle 4-2 at St James’ Park, and supporters of the East London club are excited.

But there’s still a lot of work to be done now until the end of August.

Yesterday, West Ham’s defence was terrible at times. Before the transfer window closes, Moyes will need to recruit a top-tier central defender to the London Stadium.

This is especially true now that Frederik Alves has been loaned to Sunderland for the season.

At the London Stadium, the 17-year-old is well regarded.

While speaking to reporters yesterday, Moyes said:

“When I took Frederick Alves I felt I had to have a look at him for six months to see what he can do and if he was not going to affect the first team then he would go out on loan. I have 17-year-old centre-half Jamal [Baptiste] who I want involved in the first-team training but undoubtedly I am going to try and add to the squad.”

When he’s played for the senior team, he hasn’t put a foot wrong, and he appears to be a genuine top-class talent in the making.

BRENTFORD, ENGLAND – JULY 31: West Ham United’s Jamal Baptiste during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Brentford and West Ham United at Brentford Community Stadium on July 31, 2021 in Brentford, England. (Photo by Rob Newell – CameraSport via Getty Images)

However, it won’t take long until the teenager is an obvious starter of the West Ham squad. He’s obviously cut out for greatness.

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