Poyet admits move was a surprise

Last Updated: Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:40
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Diego Poyet admitted his "massive" move to West Ham from Charlton came as a bit of a surprise but now he cannot wait to get started.

The 19-year-old midfielder was confirmed as a Hammers player on Tuesday and he will now hope to feature regularly for Sam Allardyce's side in the new season.

The England U17 international, son of Sunderland boss Gus, has already joined up with his new club on their pre-season training camp in France, and he is clearly buzzing at the prospect of playing in the Premier League.

He told West Ham TV: "I'm very happy to be here. It took me by surprise a little bit and it all happened very quickly. It's a great club to be at and I know a few of the boys here already.

"It was a no brainer to sign, I wanted to come out here to the training camp as soon as I could and I'm grateful that they've had me here.

"It's massive to come to a Premier League club. It's what I wanted to do - I wanted a new challenge and soon as I heard there was a chance of stepping up I had to take it."

He added: "I played quite a few games last season with Charlton and I just want to push on now. Like any young player, the first thing you want to do is get into the first team. I need to show the staff, players and the gaffer what I'm capable of doing and maybe pushing my way in."

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