Martinez ready for action

  • Martinez joined the Hammers from Valencia during the summer

  • The talented forward has netted over 100 goals over the past four seasons

  • Martinez is ready to play in the Europa League

When it comes to scoring goals new signing Toni Martinez has a track record of finding the back of the net and he cannot wait to make his first appearance at the new Stadium.

Martinez joined the Hammers from Valencia during the summer and will be hoping to carry on his impressive goalscoring form after netting more than 100 goals over the past four seasons.

The 19-year-old striker has already got to know his new team-mates following the pre-season tours to America and Austria and has enjoyed settling into his new surroundings.

West Ham are now preparing for the Europa League third round qualifying tie against Slovenian side NK Domzale on Thursday and following the emergence of a number of youngsters in the competition last season, Martinez hopes he will get to play some part and impress Slaven Bilic.

Martinez said: “The fans want to see ambition and goals from a striker and that is what I am looking to offer them.

“I was told that this Club likes to put younger players into the team which is why I am happy that we are playing in the Europa League and I hope to get some games under my belt.

“We are blessed that we are moving into such a magnificent new Stadium and I cannot wait to play there in front of a full crowd.

“I come from a warm country and the weather is a lot different so that has taken some getting used to!

“But London is a beautiful city and this is a beautiful country so I am very happy to be here.”