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Rob Hall compensation not yet agreed between Wanderers and West Ham

Charlie Crowhurst

Moments ago, Bolton Wanderers confirmed the signing of 19-year-old Rob Hall from West Ham. Hall, who spent a month on loan with the Trotters last season, was a product of the West Ham academy and, due to his age, the two clubs would need to agree a transfer fee. The two clubs could not reach said agreement but Bolton Wanderers did take Rob Hall on, welcoming him to the first day of training.

Per West Ham's release about Rob Hall's departure, "compensation will need to be agreed by the clubs in due course." That means that Bolton Wanderers and West Ham United will head to a tribunal to determine what is owed for Hall with Wanderers having to pay what is deemed fair. A report in the Daily Mirror last week stated that the two clubs were far apart on their valuations of the player.

Hall spent 12 years with West Ham, making a few first team appearances for his club. He signed a professional deal as a 16-year-old in 2010 and spent time on loan at Oxford United, MK Dons, Birmingham City, and Bolton. Wanderers signed him on a three-year deal and Hall was handed the number 11 shirt.