Linfield FC confirms West Ham’s signing of Callum Marshall

Posted : 4th January 2022

Linfield FC can confirm that 17-year-old Callum Marshall has today joined West Ham United (subject to the completion of the international clearance formalities).

At the start of the season, Callum became one of the first inductees into the club’s innovative Scholarship scheme.

The purpose of the scheme is to prepare young scholars for a first team career, either with Linfield or as can be evidenced in the case of Callum, with a cross channel club.

Callum becomes the latest young player to leave Linfield for clubs in England, joining Dale Taylor who is with Nottingham Forest, Charlie Allen at Leeds, Josh Roney at Stoke and Ruairi McConville at Brighton.

Callum made 5 appearances (3 as sub) and scored once for the Linfield first team (in a League Cup win against PSNI in November). He also played in the Linfield Swifts team which lost 1-0 to Newington in the Christmas Day Seaview Steel and Sons Cup Final.

He leaves Linfield with the very best wishes of everyone at the club and hopefully, he can go on to carve out a successful career for himself at West Ham.

Linfield manager David Healy added his best wishes to Callum, as he embarks on the first day of his new career at the West Ham Academy.

“I want to wish Callum every success with this exciting new challenge that he’s now setting out upon. It’s a wonderful opportunity for him at such a leading Premiership club in West Ham United.

He’s been training with our first team squad all season and he’s made a very positive impression on all our players and staff.

We are sure he has the attitude and determination that will be required to make the most of this amazing opportunity that has come his way.

Everyone at Linfield is delighted with the recognition that both Callum and the club’s Scholarship scheme has earned and we will all be monitoring Callum’s progress with a keen interest.”

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