In search of a better chance at development, Kemp left Chelsea for London rivals West Ham and has put pen to paper for a one year scholarship and is expected to sign a three-year professional contract in the summer of next year.
Following his impressive performances for Chelsea, the 16-year-old winger was the subject of a lot of praise from the English media and major football personalities alike. He was sought after by many premier league teams but chose to sign for West Ham.
“Speaking to academy manager Terry Westley, it sounds like they’ve been watching me for a couple of years,” Kemp said.
“It was about trying to find the right time to move, now I’m here I’m so pleased and really looking forward to my future.
“I’ve been to the Boleyn Ground a couple of times to watch games, it’s a fantastic stadium, it’s not the biggest but it has a great atmosphere.”
Kemp is set to Join West Ham’s U-18 side for his development. Players like Frank Lampard and Rio Ferdinand were West Ham Academy graduates.
Nontheless, West Ham have had a dream start under Slaven Billic as they currently sit at 6th position on the log just 5 points behind 1st placed Manchester city.