- Young midfielder Conor Coventry has signed a scholarship deal
- The 16-year-old has represented Ireland at youth level
- He aims to break into the U18s and U21s next season for the Hammers
The 16-year-old is a highly-rated box-to-box midfielder and he has represented the Republic of Ireland at youth level.
Delighted to put pen to paper on his new deal, Coventry said: “It’s a big day for me. It’s an honour to sign for the Club.
“To describe myself to fans, I am a centre-midfielder who likes a tackle and likes to play forward as well. I would say I can do both sides of the game. I think I’ve got a good eye for a pass, too.
“My style is probably closest to Mark Noble in the current first team, and I really admire his passion and drive for the team.
“At the moment, it’s great to see so many youngsters, like Reece Oxford, coming through the Club and getting a chance in the first team. It gives me something to aim for and the Club is looking very good for the future.”
Ahead of the new 2016/17 campaign, Coventry has already set out his ambitions for the season.
“I’d like to play for Ireland again, at the European Championships for the U17s, and make some U21 appearances for West Ham too,” he continued. “Mostly though the ambition will be to really cement my position in the U18s.
“I was at the U21s’ semi-final and first leg of their final in the U21 Premier League Cup this season and they’re a very good side. I’d love to hopefully be a part of that at times next season if I can make that step. It will be tough, but that’s one of the objectives.”