West Ham starlet Conor Coventry will put pen to paper on a new contract today after agreeing terms with the club, Football Insider understands.
The midfielder, 19, is set to commit to the Londoners until the summer of 2023 and the new deal will also include the option of a 12-month extension.
A West Ham source has told Football Insider that Coventry is scheduled to sign the fresh terms this afternoon after a breakthrough in negotiations this week.
This has come following a lengthy contract stand-off that had dated back to the start of the season.
Football Insider revealed in November that Coventry had rejected an offer from the Hammers as he held out for a £5,000-a-week deal.
West Ham were reluctant to hand the London-born Republic of Ireland Under-21 international a long-term deal after they had their fingers burned by paying Reece Oxford a massive salary while he was still in his teens and before he had proved himself.
But the Premier League outfit have moved to tied down Coventry rather than let him leave for a bargain fee this month, or on a free transfer at the end of the season.
The central midfielder is set to go out on loan once the new deal is announced, which might not be until next week even though he is putting pen to paper today.
Coventry is highly rated but has just two first-team appearances under his belt, both of which have come in the League Cup.
He is the captain and fulcrum of the Hammers’ Under-23s side and has played the full 90 minutes in 13 of those games already this season.
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