By Alex Taylor

West Ham chairman David Gold has named five players set to be fast-tracked into the West ham first team next season.

Slaven Bilic guided his side to a seventh placed finish in the Premier League in the 2015-16 campaign and also secured Europa League football at the Olympic Stadium next season.

The Hammers chief has been extremely vocal throughout the east London clubs domestic campaign and has now given an extensive report into the players he feels are about to shine at the east London outfit.

“All the younger players who played in the Europa League last season have now got even more experience over the last 12 months and it looks very promising for the club,” Gold told West Ham’s official website.

“Players like Reece Oxford, Martin Samuelsen, Josh Cullen, Marcus Browne and Lewis Page will all have the chance to impress during the next few weeks.”

Oxford is currently leading the pack having featured seven times in the Premier League and twice in the FA Cup for West Ham and the player widely regarded as one of the brightest young talents in the Premier League.

Josh Cullen will also be looking to try and cement a place in his side’s first team having already played one game in the Premier League.

Martin Samuelsen, Marcus Browne and Lewis Page have all also impressed in their brief time at the club and, despite not yet making their Premier League debuts, the trio have together bagged six goals and provided seven assists in 31 Under-21 games in 2015-16.

In other West Ham news, the Hammers could lose one of their attacking stars to Lazio after new manager Marcelo Bielsa declared his interest.