On Wednesday, West Ham United announced that youngster Ben Johnson had signed a new contract with the Hammers until the summer of 2022.
Johnson, 19, made his Premier League debut against Manchester City last month and has trained regularly with the first team during the 2018-19 campaign.
The majority of the teenager’s football this term has come for West Ham’s Under-23 side, though, appearing on 16 occasions for the second team in Premier League 2.
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It remains to be seen whether the 5 ft 9 defender is handed any more first-team action between now and the end of the campaign, but the new deal suggests that the Hammers have a long-term plan for the Englishman.
A number of West Ham fans took to social media to offer their views on the latest developments and it would be fair to say that the majority were delighted with the update.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
— Evan (@evanhall97) March 20, 2019
Well done mate ⚒
— STEVE BURTON (@Steveb1953WHU) March 20, 2019
Congrats fella. ⚒
— ⚒Dave Scourfield⚒ (@DaveScourfield) March 20, 2019
???? well done mate! One of us! #COYI
— JB (@BurchettJason) March 20, 2019
— A Pint Of Banter (@apointofbanter) March 20, 2019
Stop moaning and be thankful another young talent is signed up.
— Martin Reeve (@iowbirdman) March 20, 2019
— egy (@egu46037914) March 20, 2019