West Ham United youngster Matt Carter has said that he is "delighted" to sign his first professional contract at The Hammers.
Dream come true
The 18-year-old has massively impressed in the under-18 side making 19 appearances for the academy successful squad and have rounded a excellent season with his first professional contract.
Carter has been a life-long Hammers fan and has been with the club since the age of five and shared his delight at putting pen to paper.
He told whufc.com that he was "absolutely delighted" to sign his "first professional contract" and that it has been his "dream" ever since he started at the East London club.
Carter continued saying that it has been "13 years of hard work" to get to "this point" and that he was "very glad" and is hopeful that there will be "more to come" in the future.
Carter's performances didn't go unnoticed as he managed to make his debut for the under-21 side when they took on Newcastle United at St James' Park.
Marcus Browne, Moses Makasi and fellow debutant on Tyneside Dan Kamp gave Hammers a comfortable lead before Sean Longstaff got one back for the Magpies.
Carter rounded off the excellent performance with a splendid chip from distance and he looked back on what had been a stellar season on a personal level.
He said that he had thought he had a "good season" and was "happy to be out on the pitch" as he has had a "few injuries" in the "past few seasons" and now he has been "playing a lot" and "playing well" and is hopeful that it "continues into next season."
Looking to next season Carter said that he wants to "establish" himself in the U21's and "start every week" and is hopeful to "impress Slaven Bilic" and "get on his radar."