Sebastian Lletget has agreed in principal to a new deal with West Ham United, according to reports released earlier today.
The 20 year old Bay Area native has been with the club since 2009 and has steadily risen through the youth ranks, currently a starter in the U-21 squad of WHU.
"I think what the manager's trying to get into my game is to for me to get into the box and making chances and creating things," Lletget told West Ham TV. "As the season goes on I'm playing in a different position, I'm more advanced and as long as I'm getting in there the chances will come."
Lletget has yet to make his first team debut with the Hammers but he has made the bench in Premier League games four times this season. Lleget has started in 13 games for the U21 side this season.
Lletget has been a regular with US youth national teams in the past and was on the World Cup qualifying roster for the 2011 U-20 and 2009 U-17 teams. One of the few Yankee midfielders in Europe, the US national team could potentially use his skills to replace the likes of Landon Donovan in coming years.
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