In a recent report from Football.London, it was mentioned that Ollie Scarles has signed his first pro contract with West Ham United after rising through the ranks from the Under-18s at the Academy. The Hammers haven’t decided on the immediate future of the youngster but a loan sanction hasn’t been ruled out yet.
Scarles’ Rise To First-Team Football At West Ham United
The 17-year-old has made his way up the youth ranks of West Ham as he has put in a handful of impressive displays for them in the Under-18. Scarles made his first-team debut for David Moyes’ side in the UEFA Europa Conference League away to Romanian outfit FCSB playing a starring role in the 3-0 win at Bucharest in early November.
The Bromley-born talent has begun to prove his worth as a decent box-to-box midfielder. Hence, it is no surprise that the Hammers offered him a contract to acquire his services as he is no doubt a player to watch out for in the future as long as he continues to develop his game over the coming years. He is already good enough to play for West Ham’s B team and could make an impact in Moyes’ squad in the coming seasons.
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Scarles excels at engineering a few decent opportunities for his teammates in the final third. He is a technically gifted footballer who has already shown plenty of signs of promise with his performances in the Under-18s.
The English youngster primarily operates as a holding midfielder but can also play as a box-to-box midfielder or as an attacking midfielder if required.
He has got the potential to become a future star in world football. Hence, he will be a great addition to West Ham’s midfield department in the long run. The British talent has impressed with his debut in the cross-continental competitions but adapting to the standards of the English top division might require significant time. However, he can undoubtedly add more quality to David Moyes‘ side over the coming years if he continues to develop his game at the same pace.
There is no denying that Scarles could become one of the best in Europe and could grow into a future star such as Declan Rice who rose through the ranks as well. Thus, it makes sense for the East London Club to step up and secure his signature ahead of the transfer market.