15 Feb 2003
Skilful young forward Amadou Diallo is a West Ham United player of immense promise.
Blessed with quick feet and an uncanny knack of finding space in dangerous areas, the two-footed teenage is already regularly impressing at U23 level.
Diallo joined the Club aged ten years old after making an impression in Sunday league.
So highly-rated was the England youth international within the Academy of Football that he was just 14 years and six months old when he debuted in the U18 Premier League at Arsenal in August 2017.
The forward featured seven times for the U18s while still an U15 by age-group, starting three times. As an U16 schoolboy, he netted his first goals at U18 level in a 3-2 Premier League Cup victory over Manchester City in November 2018.
Diallo's call-up to the U23s arrived later that campaign, scoring on his Premier League 2 debut against Brighton in December and finishing the campaign with a further goal and two appearances to his name.
Having shaken off injury at the beginning of the 2019/20 season, Diallo netted on his return to Premier League 2 action in the 4-1 win at Norwich City in October.
He went on to put pen to paper on his first professional contract with the Hammers on his 17th birthday.
Diallo's undoubted talent has also been recognised at international level. After shining with two goals in ten appearances for England U16s, a goal-scoring U17s debut duly followed in October 2019. He went on to net twice more inside his first six appearances, captaining the side for the first time in February 2020.
*Stats are U18 Premier League South matches only