Championship star signs five-year West Ham contract

West Ham United are set to unveil the signing of Diego Poyet on a five-year contract, Daily Mail reports.

The Hammers will announce the capture of Poyet on Monday after positive negotiations with the former Charlton Athletic midfielder.

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Diego Poyet, son of Chelsea legend and current Sunderland manager Gus Poyet, has been courted by the Premier League’s top sides after seeing out his Charlton contract this summer.

But the 19-year-old chose to join West Ham, having already passed his medical ahead of his move to Upton Park.

Poyet came through the Addicks’ youth ranks and broke into the first team in January, then making 23 appearances before incredibly winning the Charlton Player of the Year award.

Charlton were hoping to extend the starlet’s contract but Poyet was intent on moving to a bigger club.

The new Hammers signing is born in Spain to Uruguayan parents, but raised in England.

Thus Poyet has the unique choice of being eligible to play for any of these three countries, but has already represented the Three Lions in U-16 and U-17 levels.