Breaking: West Ham squad for 2021/22 Premier League season confirmed

By Tom Clark

West Ham have confirmed their Premier League squad for the current Premier League season.

Ben Johnson is not named in the main squad but has been included on the list of Under-21 contracted and scholar players meaning he is eligible for all league matches.

One surprise name in the squad is Winston Reid, despite not having played for West Ham since 2018.

The New Zealander was not included in the Hammers Europa League squad but is eligible for Premier League action after being included in the final squad list.

Each 25-man Premier League squad must contain a minimum of eight players classed as homegrown or face a penalty of having their total squad size being reduced.

The Hammers 24 man squad contains nine homegrown players and 15 foreign-trained members. West Ham also confirmed a list of 42 Under-21 players who are eligible for the Premier League 2 matches and the first-team squad.

A homegrown player refers to any player who has been registered with the club or trained within another FA registered club for three or more seasons before their 21st birthday, irrespective of nationality.

As a result Republic of Ireland international Darren Randolph is deemed to be a homegrown player.

West Ham's Premier League squad 2021-22:

Goalkeepers : Alphonse Areola, Lukasz Fabianski, David Martin, Darren Randolph.

Defenders: Vladimir Coufal, Aaron Cresswell, Craig Dawson, Issa Diop, Ryan Fredericks, Arthur Masuaku, Angelo Ogbonna, Winston Reid, Kurt Zouma

Midfielders: Pablo Fornals, Alex Kral, Mark Noble, Manuel Lanzini, Declan Rice, Tomas Soucek, Nikola Vlasic

Forwards: Michail Antonio, Said Benrahma, Jarrod Bowen, Andriy Yarmolenko.

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