Filed: Saturday, 2nd July 2011
By: Staff Writer
Zavon Hines is set to follow fellow former Academy player Jordan Spence by signing a new contract with West Ham.
The 22-year-old striker - whose current deal ended on Thursday, effectively making him a free agent - revealed 10 days ago how he hoped to remain at West Ham despite reaching an impasse over a new contract.
And having successfully negotiated the latest round of talks, the Jamaican-born forward is finally set to put pen to paper on a new deal that will keep him at West Ham until his mid-twenties.
HInes had looked odds-on to leave Upton Park this summer after he failed to agree terms on a new contract. With his recent injury record in mind, the club refused to concede to his (or his agent's) demands.
A deal looked further away than ever just two months ago when Hines accused Avram Grant of ignoring him during last season's run-in; the player stating that he was 'very frustrated with not being able to help my childhood club'.
But at the end of June he revealed that talks had taken a positive turn, telling supporters via Twitter: " I don't wanna leave the club and I am try to agree a new deal."
It was confirmed earlier today that Jordan Spence had sgned a new three-year deal, tying him to West Ham until 2014.
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