Thursday, July 17, 2008

West Ham keep youth policy with signing of Hungarian striker Balint Bajner |

West Ham swoop for Hungarian striker Balint Bajner |
WEST HAM have swooped to sign Hungarian striker Balint Bajner.

The 17-year-old was on trial at Upton Park in April and impressed as he scored two goals in a friendly.

He joins from Romanian second division side CF Liberty Oradea, where he is highly-rated by coaching staff.

Bajner is the second teenager to sign for the Hammers in a week after Iceland Under-21 defender Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson, 17, arrived from HK Kopavogur last Friday.

He could face Irons and England U-19 duo James Tomkins and Freddie Sears when he features for Hungary in the UEFA U-19 Championships, which start in the Czech Republic next week.

Hungary coach Tibor Sisa expects big things from the talented frontman.

Sisa said: "Balint is a very good young player who is heading for the top.

"He is technically gifted and developing well.

"In spring his club sent him over to England for a trial.

"He did well then and I am sure he will be a success."

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