He has been in West Ham’s academy since the age of 9 and has recently featured for the first team this season. The 18-year-old is a composed centre back who looks comfortable in possession and is an imposing figure, standing at 6”2.
He has played for England at U18 and U19 level and scored his first goal for the first team this summer, grabbing the winner in a 3-2 victory over Sampdoria at Upton Park. He also impressed on his competitive debut against Sheffield United in the League Cup where he provided the assist for Diafra Sakho’s first goal for West Ham.
Burke still has time on his side and has shown clear signs of promise when opportunities have come his way. Hopefully he can build on this and become a valuable option for West Ham by the time they move into the Olympic Stadium.