Elliot Lee

Kicking off this list is 19 year-old striker Elliott Lee, who enjoyed a brief one-month loan spell with Colchester United at the start of the season and found one goal in four games before returning to East London.

Son of Charlton and Newcastle great Rob Lee, the Durham-born youngster shares his father’s renowned eye for goal, and is currently the Hammers’ development squad top scorer this season with eight goals in thirteen appearances for his efforts in the U21 Premier League and U21 Cup combined.

Lee received his first taste of senior action at Upton Park in January 2013, initially named as an unused substitute in the Premier League against Norwich and then awarded with a first team debut two weeks later, coming on as a substitute for Ricardo Vaz Te during an FA Cup third round replay at Old Trafford.

The young forward featured heavily in pre-season at the start of the current campaign, and prior to his Colchester bout also made a substitute appearance against Stoke City in the Premier League.

A permanent relationship with the West Ham first team hasn’t been forged just yet, but after impressing at League One level and with the development squad, many anticipate Lee to be in Sam Allardyce’s future plans.


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