West Ham hand trial to international forward - report
By Harvey Byrne
West Ham have handed a trial to Indonesia international forward Ezra Walian, according to a report.
The Daily Mail have claimed on their website that the Hammers have brought in the 19-year-old, who is currently a free agent, for a trial to have an extended look at the youngster.
The Amsterdam-born teenager was previously on the books of Holland giants Ajax and was part of their reserve team in the last campaign, where he bagged three goals in 22 appearances in the Jupiler League.
He more often than not played as a central striker for the Ajax second string side, but he also showed his ability to play on both the left and right flanks.
Walian has also represented the Holland national teams up to Under-17 level, but he switched allegiance to Indonesia, where he made his debut in March, which stands as his only cap to date.
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It is said in the report that he has also been invited to Championship duo Bolton and Hull for training, but he will now be keen to impress at Premier League side West Ham.
Football Insider verdict:
Little is known of Walian due to all of his appearances to date coming in the Dutch second division. However, West Ham are doing the right thing in taking him on trial and if he impresses the Hammers could have unearthed a gem. In the past year the Hammers have brought in Domingos Quina, who was also a free agent and he is now very highly thought of, so there could still be a player in Walian despite him currently being without a contract. West Ham fans also like to see the club promote young players from their academy ranks and this move could go either way.
In other West Ham transfer news, an English side are eyeing this Hammers forward.