Tuesday Sep 19, 2017. 19:00
Ghanaian Joseph Anang may soon be eligible to represent West Ham United in official matches, with the club attempting to secure a work permit for the goalkeeper.
The 19-year-old, who has played for Danbort FC and Wa All Stars in his young career, was signed by the Hammers during the European summer.
He impressed coach Slaven Bilic and his technical team during a trial and was offered a three-year contract.
Anang has been training with the West Ham first team but he is not available for selection in competitive games as he has yet to be granted a work permit.
West Ham have applied to the Home Office to gain the necessary paper work and are confident their bid will be successful.
Anang is currently third in line for the number one jersey behind Joe Hart and Adrian.
West Ham also have Africans Cheikhou Kouyate, Diafra Sakho and Andre Ayew in their first-team squad.