Ryan Battrum is proud to have signed pro terms with West Ham.
The midfielder was pat of West Ham's FA Youth Cup winning team this season.
“I'm absolutely buzzing," he told whufc.com. “I have been a massive fan of this Club since I was born and my dad is a massive fan too. For me to be signing my first professional contract with this club is an absolute honour and I'm absolutely delighted. My whole family is buzzing as well so I am really pleased.
“I was downstairs in the changing rooms and I was actually about to leave the training ground when Kev came to get me. He took me upstairs and we went into a room where Mark Noble also was.
“They spoke about my season and how positive it had been and they told me that they wanted to offer me a professional contract. I was speechless and on the verge of tears. I was so happy; it was an amazing day.
“I get compared to Noble a lot and I think that the comparisons are more down to the mentality side of things, such as working hard, being humble and being a leader. They are the main attributes that I take from him and it was so surreal for him to be the man to offer me the professional contract."