Scully signs professional terms with Hammers

The Irish youth international hails 'great feeling' at turning pro
West Ham United are delighted to announce that Republic of Ireland U17 international Anthony Scully has signed a new long term contract with the Club.

The creative midfielder has capped off an impressive campaign by putting pen to paper on a new deal that will see him turn professional.

Having committed his future to the Hammers, a delighted Scully said: “It's a great feeling. It's a feeling every young boy dreams of, to be a professional footballer. Now that I've earned my first one, the hard work continues to try and earn more with West Ham. 

“It's a very proud moment for myself and my family. I've put a lot of hard work into getting to where I am today and my family have supported me from the beginning.

“This season was a mixture of highs and lows, it didn't start off the best as I unfortunately picked up an injury in pre-season that kept me out until January. I managed to get back playing in the U18s, scoring some goals and also made a few appearances for the U21s.”

Having overcome a frustrating opening to this season, his recent performances for the Hammers saw Scully earn a call up into the Irish international set up.

He continued: “Captaining Ireland in the U17 Euros was a special moment also for me and my family as it has been a dream of mine.

“This week has also been a good one for me officially signing my first professional contract with West Ham and being selected for the Republic of Ireland U19.”

With this campaign hosting a range of important milestones for the youngster, the 17-year-old is looking ahead to further achievements in the near future.

He finished by saying: “It's a great time for all who are a part of West Ham United. I remember my first ever time watching West Ham with my Dad; Carlos Tevez scored a free kick and the atmosphere was unbelievable.

“I was at the new stadium a while back and it looks amazing, I'm looking forward to playing in it one day.

“I am looking to constantly improve and come back to pre-season feeling good. I’m looking to push into the U21s team, play regularly for them hopefully leading to some opportunities with the first team.”