As the Hammers officially announced that promising young talent Jamal Baptiste has signed his first professional deal, many West Ham fans have gushed over the ‘amazing news‘ – going on to claim that it is ‘massive‘ for the club to tie him down.
Baptiste, who has shown real potential in east London, puts pen to paper on his first contract with the club after turning heads with his composed and assured performances in the academy set up.
Tall, strong and comfortable on the ball – Baptiste apparently models his game off the likes of Virgil van Dijk and even former Hammers defender Matthew Upson (Claret & Hugh).
Will Baptiste become West Ham's answer to Van Dijk?
Definitely, he's so promising
Need to see more of him
Now that he has committed his future to West Ham, plenty of supporters have flocked to this latest development – find all of their best verdicts from Twitter down below, where they swooned over the potential of this ‘massive’ young talent.
West Ham fans applaud Baptiste
Massive congratulations mate. ⚒
Behind you 100%
— Luke (@Jim50045752) November 12, 2020
This is massive. What a young talent
— phil (@DartmoorLegend) November 12, 2020
— #GSBOUT kurthammerdixon ⚒⚒ (@KDGAMING1996) November 12, 2020
Keep working hard, THE PREM AINT READY ⚒⚒⚒
— #GSBOUT TomUPFootball (@TomUPFootballY1) November 12, 2020
Amazing news for us supporters. Hope it’s a long and fruitful senior career for you (and us!) at West Ham.
— The Fandalorian (@ConCroucher) November 12, 2020
The PL isn’t ready for you! ⚒
— West Ham News & Views ⚒️ #GSBOUT (@WestHamViews_) November 12, 2020
Great news son! Look at your skipper Mark Noble for inspiration and how to be a model pro, put in 100% every game and we’ll all be behind you. Good luck for the future.
— Terry (@parkupton) November 12, 2020
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