Young defender Pike departs

Alex Pike


West Ham United can confirm that Alex Pike has had his contract terminated by mutual consent.

The 21-year-old defender leaves the Hammers after eleven years in Claret and Blue, during which he made his sole first-team appearance in a UEFA Europa League third qualifying round defeat at Romanians Astra Giurgiu in August 2015.

Pike, who spent time on loan at League Two club Cheltenham Town in early 2017, featured more than 50 times for West Ham at U23 level.

West Ham United would like to thank Alex for his efforts and wish him well in his future career.