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West Ham insiders make major Ben Johnson contract claim

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West Ham United are allegedly set to offer talented young right-back Ben Johnson a ‘major new contract’ in the summer.

That’s according to club insiders Claret and Hugh who claim that contract talks have been shelved until the end of the season after the club activated their two-year extension option on the youngster’s deal.

Ben Johnson has really impressed for West Ham so far this season.

So much so that the West Ham owners tried to tie the 22-year-old down to a new six-year contract at the London Stadium but had to settle for activating a two-year extension option after the right-back wasn’t happy with the terms on offer from the club (The Evening Standard).

Johnson seems to have made the right-back spot his own this season with Vladimir Coufal having struggled with injuries.

And as such, tying him down to a new long-term deal at the end of this season will be absolutely vital for the Hammers.