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Lifelong Hammer bids farewell


Filed: Wednesday, 29th May 2019
By: Staff Writer


Central defender Josh Pask, formerly one of the Academy's most highly-rated young players, is set to leave West Ham with immediate effect.

The 21-year-old is perhaps the most surprising name on the list of Academy players whose services are not being retained beyond the end of the current season.

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Formerly linked with a move to clubs such as Arsenal, Pask - who hails from Manor Park and who has been at West Ham since the age of just eight - was tipped to make the grade and push on to become a full professional.

But as has been the case with other highly-rated and hugely talented youngsters, such as Rob Hall, Freddie Sears and Reece Oxford, Pask will have to find another club with which to continue his professional career having been released by West Ham.

So highly thought of was the as a 16-year-old scholar that former Academy Director Tony Carr spoke at the time of playing him in the (former) Under 21s.

"Many top clubs, including Champions League clubs, were chasing Josh, so we were delighted to fight them off for his signature," said Carr, speaking in 2014. "He has a great attitude and goes about his game in a quiet but effective way.

"We look forward greatly to working with him and moving him up to the Under-21s as soon as possible."

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Also seeking new clubs this summer are fellow Academy prospects Moses Makasi (pictured above), Noha Sylvestre and Vashon Neufville. Four scholars - Mason Barrett, Kevin Dalipi, Jay Mingi and Odysseas Spyridis - have similarly been released.





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