West Ham United take promising Swedish striker on trial

West Ham United have taken 16-year-old striker Alexander Alp on trial for a week.

The Swedish youngster plays for AIK in his home country, but after impressing scouts he has been handed a chance to impress the Premier League outfit with a view to earning a contract at the east London club. 

Alp is thought to be highly-rated in his native Sweden and has represented the Stockholm district at various youth competitions for the country’s elite youngsters.

Alp only recently turned 16 but has already played for AIK at Under-21 level. He has done enough in his handful of appearances to attract interest from the Hammers, whose Under-18s are managed by Steve Potts.

Jahmal Hector-Ingram is West Ham’s top scorer at U18 level this season, but give he is an 18-year-old playing in his final season at this age group it explains why the Hammers may be looking for reinforcements in attack at youth level.

West Ham finished fourth in the U18 Premier League South in 2016/17, behind Reading, Arsenal and Chelsea.

Here’s a few clips of Alexander Alp in action, though you may wish to hit mute if you’re not a fan of the thumping dance music. One to keep an eye on for Hammers fans, for sure.

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