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West Ham wonderkid signs first professional contract on his 17th birthday

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West Ham youngster Amadou Diallo has put pen to paper on his first professional contract at the club having made it through the ranks at the Academy of Football.

A boyhood West Ham fan, Diallo joined the club aged 10 and in just seven short years has done enough to earn himself a professional deal.

Hearing the fans singing, I just wanted to play for West Ham United."

On his 17th birthday, Diallo has been rewarded for his solid first half of the season, with two goals in eight games for the Under-23s so far this season having made his breakthrough as a 16-year-old last season.

Diallo and his fellow Hammers youngsters will be playing two of their next three PL2 home games at London Stadium as they push for promotion from division two, starting against Stoke City on Monday night in Stratford.

Dimitri Halajko's youngsters return from their winter recess two points clear at the top of the table from Manchester United in second and are yet to lose in the league this season, with 13 wins and three draws so far.

He debuted for the under-18s in August 2017 aged 14 as he belied his young years.
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