Date: 28th September 2019 at 8:00am
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West Ham are keen on signing Arsenal midfielder Stan Flaherty, according to Football Insider.

The reputable football outlet claims that want to offer the 17-year-old a contract at the London Stadium after he has impressed on trial with the club.

Football Insider report that West Ham staff have been won over, and are exploring the possibility of a contract offer after the attacking playmaker scored twice for the under-18s in the past week.

Flaherty was given the green light to complete a trial at the Hammers after entering the final year of his academy deal at the Gunners [Football Insider].

OPINION

With the academy staff reportedly happy with how Flaherty has performed during his trial, it comes as no surprise to see that they have recommended that the Hammers secure him to a contract. The 17-year-old was straight into the action after arriving from Arsenal, making his debut against . The exciting prospect scored twice in a 4-1 win and impressed just in-behind the striker. He was straight into the action in that clash, scoring with his first touch as he was keen to prove himself. Adding a freekick later in the game certainly helped his chances, and despite him being set to play in a training ground game this weekend, he seems to have done enough already. Flaherty has proved that he can deal with the pressure of the trial game, and he will be expected to continue his goalscoring for the under-18s should a deal be completed in the coming weeks.