West Ham finalise terms with third summer signing after raid on Premier League giants - report
By Harvey Byrne
West Ham are closing in on their third signing of the summer as they prepare to capture Arsenal youngster Tyrell Robinson, according to a report.
The Daily Mail claim that Robinson was absent from Arsenal training on Tuesday to finalise a two-year contract with West Ham.
It is said that official confirmation of his switch from north to east London will be made in the coming days.
The 18-year-old has become increasingly frustrated with Arsenal’s academy coaching staff for constantly deploying him at left-back when his preferred position is as a left-winger.
The youngster progressed through the Gunners academy system and signed his first professional contract in January 2015.
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The quick winger has not made a first team appearance yet, but he did feature extensively for the Under-21 side where he made 25 appearances across all competitions in the recently completed season.
Robinson has trained with the Arsenal senior team and was part of the side that narrowly missed out on a place in the Youth Cup final during the 2015-16 season as they lost 4-3 against Manchester City in the semi-final.
The Basildon-born footballer will follow Sofiane Feghouli and Havard Nordveit through the door to become the Hammers third signing of the summer, with several more expected.
In other West Ham news, the Hammers have made a contract offer to Nicolas N’Koulou.