Hammers fullback Ben Johnson looks set to leave the club this summer after turning down multiple contract extension offers.

The 24 year old’s future has been up in the air and subject to much speculation for quite some time now. Along with various media outlets, it has also been reported by The West Ham Way’s ExWHUEmployee that Johnson is highly likely to leave the club on a free in the summer transfer window.

West Ham have made numerous attempts to tie the fullback down to a new contract, but with interest in Johnson high, it appears as though the Hammers will have to settle with losing him for nothing as he looks towards a new chapter in his career.

Scottish side Rangers and Leeds United were two clubs interested in Johnson during the January transfer window and they may well come back in for the fullback when his West Ham contract expires. Everton were also said to be keeping an eye on Johnson around a year ago as they were looking to sign a fullback at that time, as has been reported infootballinsider247.com

Johnson made 20 appearances for the Hammers this season in all competitions, with outgoing manager David Moyes often utilising him as a late substitute in matches.

The versatile fullback has been at West Ham since he was just seven years old, making his way through the ranks until eventually becoming a part of the first team. Johnson made his 100th first team appearance for the club in February this year.

With his time at West Ham drawing to a close, Johnson will certainly have a fair share of clubs hoping to secure his signature this summer, having been linked to various English clubs as well as a variety of European teams and clubs abroad.

It will certainly be a shame to see a talented player and “one of our own” leaving the club, but the West Ham fan base will certainly wish Johnson all the best in this next stage of his career and in wherever he does decide to join next.