Sparta Rotterdam snap up Hammers midfielder

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Sparta Rotterdam have announced the signing of West Ham United’s teenage midfielder George Dobson.

The 19-year-old former Arsenal academy product, who joined the Hammers in 2015, has joined the Eredivisie side for an undisclosed fee.

While he made the step up to the West Ham first side in 2016, having been an important part of the club's under 21 side, Dobson was immediately loaned to League One side Walsall where he played 26 times, scoring once.

A return to the club following his loan spell saw Dobson help the Premier League 2 side earn promotion with a win over Newcastle United in the Play-Off Final.

While Sparta posted welcome message alongside a picture of their new player in his new colours, West Ham wished Dobson well on their official site.

"Everyone at the Club would like to thank George for his service to West Ham and wish him the very best for the future," they exclaimed.