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West Ham complete first summer signing, English club confirm teenager's exit

Championship club Reading have confirmed on their website that teenager Thierry Nevers is set to complete a permanent move to West Ham United this summer, in what is the Hammers’ first signing of the summer window.

Nevers, 19, has scored three goals in nine Premier League 2 matches for Reading’s Under-23 side this season – and his form has caught the eye at the London Stadium. It is now confirmed Nevers will join West Ham.

It is claimed by Reading that an undisclosed fee for Nevers has been agreed and the youngster will officially join the Hammers – when the summer window re-opens on June 9th. Nevers is yet to make his senior debut.

The attacker, who is predominantly a left winger but more than capable of playing up top too, has confirmed his Reading exit on Instagram by bidding farewell to the Royals – thanking the club for the nine years he spent there.

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Nevers was out of contract at Reading this summer and that would have allowed West Ham to sign him on a free transfer – subject to a compensation fee. But Nevers recently signed an extension until the summer of 2022.

It has seen West Ham forced to pay a fee to land Nevers – but they have decided to do so and now, Nevers will join West Ham. The likelihood is that he will link up with the Under-23’s side – with a view to breaking in.

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