West Ham sign former Chelsea teenage winger Daniel Kemp
Last Updated: 13/11/15 3:03pm
West Ham have confirmed the signing of teenage winger Daniel Kemp on a long-term deal.
The 16-year-old, who recently left Chelsea having joined the west London club at the age of six, has signed a one-year scholarship ahead of a three-year professional deal in July 2016.
"I'm over the moon to have signed for West Ham. It's a great club and I can really see a good pathway and a positive culture here," he told the club's website.
"Today is a very proud day for myself but also my Dad, Mum and sister. All I look to do is make them happy.
"Speaking to Academy manager Terry Westley, it sounds like they've been watching me for a couple of years. It was about trying to find the right time to move, now I'm here I'm so pleased and really looking forward to my future.
"I've been to the Boleyn Ground a couple of times to watch games, it's a fantastic stadium, it's not the biggest but it has a great atmosphere.
"I like to take people on and dribble. I like to link up and I just enjoy making people happy when they're watching me.
"I'd love to make my debut in the new Stadium, it's an unbelievable stadium. Obviously it'll be brand new, it's already iconic. I actually went to a few of the events during the Olympics; three years ago I never thought I might be playing there one day.
"As for this season, hopefully I'll make a couple of appearances for the U21s, for now I just need to concentrate on training well, day in, day out. From there, I'll see where that takes me."