English Premier League side West Ham United have signed 20 year old Nigerian striker Oladapo Afolayan after a short trial, the club confirmed in a statement on their official website.
Signed from National League club Solihul Moors, the forward will initially spend time with the U23s of the Premier League side, who are campaigning in the Premier League 2.
Blessed with pace and an eye for goal, he was signed on a three and a half year deal for an undisclosed fee. Oladapo will be hoping he re-enact same form that saw him score goals for fun in the National League.
Oladapo is originally from London and spent time at Chelsea alongside the likes of Tammy Abraham and Dominic Solanke , when he was around eleven to 15 years old.
Eligible to represent England, the land of his birth, he can also play for Nigeria as his father is from the West African country. A link that could trigger a potential tug of war for his service at international level if he clicks at West Ham.