Patrick Kelly joins West Ham United

Patrick Kelly joins West Ham United

West Ham have signed teenage midfielder Patrick Kelly from Northern Ireland side Coleraine.

The 17-year-old has signed a three-year deal having caught the eye of several English sides.

The move comes after a breakthrough season with the Bannsiders.

"In three years I would hope to be playing in West Ham's first team," Kelly said.

"I had a chat with the academy manager and we just spoke about what the target would be over the next year, whether it could be a loan deal depending on how you do, he just said it's all up to you."