West Ham United youngster Ben Johnson has been backed to break into the first-team during the upcoming season, according to reliable source ExWHUEmployee. 

The youngster made his Premier League debut for the Hammers against Manchester City in February during a 1-0 defeat at the Etihad Stadium. He has so far played just once for the side.

Some would have been expecting the 19-year-old West Ham prodigy to be sent out on loan for the season ahead, but it now looks extremely likely that he will have a role to play for the first-team during the season ahead.

He has also been impressive during the Premier League Asia Trophy and proven that he has what it takes to hold his own while playing for the East Londoners first-team.

There is no reason to think that Johnson will struggle to make an impression for the West Ham first-team during the season ahead.

His sole Premier League appearance may have ended in defeat for the Irons but he did show promise and was playing against the reigning Premier League champions.

West Ham have so far had an impressive transfer window as they have brought in goalkeepers Roberto and David Martin, attacking midfielder Pablo Fornals as well as striker Sebastien Haller.

Both Fornals and Haller are exciting players to watch out for during the season ahead.

The former arrives with an impressive reputation from Villarreal after having made 70 La Liga appearances for them, scoring five goals. Haller will be likely to lead the West Ham line next season and shone in Germany last season.