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West Ham sign teenage son of Sunderland manager

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 8, 2014 at 11:48 am •  Published: July 8, 2014
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LONDON (AP) — West Ham says it has signed midfielder Diego Poyet on a four-year deal. He's the son of Sunderland manager Gus Poyet.

Poyet was out of contract at Charlton, but West Ham agreed to compensate the second-tier club. Poyet made his debut for Charlton in January, and after 23 appearances was voted its player of the year.

The 19-year-old Poyet said in a statement on West Ham's website "it was a no brainer to sign."

He is West Ham's fourth offseason signing after striker Mauro Zarate, Senegal midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate, and fullback Aaron Cresswell.