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.
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.