Hammers bolster defensive ranks with Alves signing

West Ham United have confirmed that Danish under 21 international defender, Frederik Alves has agreed to link up with the London Stadium club.

The 21-year-old central defender will join the Hammers on January 2 from Silkeborg after put pen to paper on a deal with the East Londoners until the middle of 2024.

Speaking to www.whufc.com about the move, Alves enthused: “I’m feeling very excited and I can’t wait to get started.

“I was very excited to hear that a big team from the Premier League was interested and I’m very glad to be getting an opportunity at this Club.

“My plan is to join up and train with the squad in January and, from there, to work hard so that I can play with the first team.

“I have great respect for the senior defenders here and I am the young one, so I am going to learn as much as I can from them because they are more experienced and know how the Premier League works. I am here to learn.

Alves added: “My style of play is that I’m a defender who likes to play with the ball at my feet, but I also like defending and am good in my duels. I try to be clever and not just use my power, but to think about how I’m going to win each duel.

“The Premier League is the best league in the world and I’m ready to do the hard work, to learn and do everything I can to help the team.”

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Brian Jeeves

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