Kemp is a player who has come a long way in a short time at West Ham. The club have demonstrated their faith in him by handing over a three-year deal, which is a lengthy one for someone still in his teens. There is talk at the Hammers that Kemp has the potential to establish himself in the first team. A left footer who operates predominantly on the right flank (in the same way as the likes of Lionel Messi, Mohamed Salah and Arjen Robben) but is comfortable in both wide roles, Kemp is an attacking player who creates and scores goals. He began last season on fire, netting twice and assisting two more in the first three matches of the season for West Ham Under-23s, but his progress was interrupted by a cruciate ligament injury last November. Kemp hopes to be back fit in time for pre-season but might take a while to recapture the fluency of his late-2017 performances. If he does, don’t rule out him knocking on the first team door.
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