The Anglo-Nigerian has been given a brand new deal to allow him to proceed his improvement with the Hammers
West Ham United have introduced that Ajibola Alese has signed a brand new contract with the Premier League facet.
The 20-year-old has been with the Hammers because the age of seven and can proceed his keep at London Stadium till the summer season of 2023.
The defender is presently on mortgage with League Two membership Cambridge United and has made two league appearances for the membership since his arrival in February.
The centre-back has expressed his delight after signing the brand new cope with the Hammers and revealed he has learnt a lot since becoming a member of the facet.
“I’ve been right here because the age of seven, so to return by and signal a brand new contract is a tremendous feeling,” Alese informed West Ham TV.
“It’s a dream of mine to play for West Ham, so to be provided a brand new contract simply reveals that I’m entering into the proper path.
“There are such a lot of reminiscences that I’ve right here already. There are such a lot of coaches who’ve given me little items of recommendation right here and there which have helped me in the direction of the place I’m immediately.
“I’d additionally prefer to thank my household, in fact; God; and my pals, who’ve at all times supported me.
“West Ham means the whole lot. It’s a part of my household – I can’t describe it. West Ham is a part of my blood now.”
First-team coach Kevin Nolan additionally expressed his pleasure after Alese sealed the deal and appears ahead to working with him after the tip of his mortgage at Cambridge.
“It’s incredible that Aji has change into the most recent younger participant to commit his future to the Membership. He’s certainly one of a gifted group we hope will go on to interrupt by and set up himself within the first workforce sooner or later,” he continued.
“He’s presently out on mortgage and we hope he’s going to get some extra minutes earlier than the tip of the season, as a result of that’s the subsequent step in his development as a younger participant, to be taught what’s required to play senior soccer frequently.
“We did numerous work with Aji on the coaching area final 12 months when he got here again from his mortgage spell at Accrington. He’s an important lad, with an excellent perspective in the direction of his improvement, and he took lots on board, by way of what we count on from him and the targets he must set himself.
“I’m wanting ahead to working extra typically with Aji sooner or later. He’s a neighborhood boy from east London, which is such an enormous factor for this Membership and our followers, and I can see how a lot it means to him to be right here.
“He has numerous exhausting work in entrance of him, and an extended method to go, however I’m certain he’ll give it 110 % to get to the place he desires to be.”