West Ham have been dealt somewhat of a blow with the news that Harrison Ashby might not accept a new contract offer from the club.

That’s according to club insiders Claret and Hugh who claim that the 20-year-old right-back ‘may well reject a new deal’…if he is indeed offered one as expected.

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Ashby was heavily linked with a move to Newcastle United on transfer deadline day.

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He remained at the London Stadium in the end though, with West Ham boss David Moyes short on numbers in the right-back department as it was anyway.

It seems as though the Hammers might struggle to keep Ashby anyway…

Harrison Ashby claim made by West Ham insider

Claret and Hugh reckon that the 20-year-old may well reject a new deal, as and when the Hammers offer him one.

Losing him to a Premier League rival would be a big blow for West Ham as far as I’m concerned. And David Moyes should be doing everything in his power to keep him at the club.

Sure, there have been plenty of youngsters who’ve left us and gone on to nothing, but Ashby is different.

He’s the pick of the bunch in my eyes.

The 20-year-old is a hugely talented young player and was allegedly set for a role with the first-team this season having been promoted to the senior squad by West Ham manager David Moyes.

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He has so much about him and has already proven that he is capable of mixing it up with seasoned veterans for the West Ham senior team.

Ashby is one of the brightest talents to be coming through the ranks at the London Stadium and he was in sensational form for the under-23s last term.

The 20-year-old clearly has all of the attributes needed to make it at the very highest level.

If he continues to work hard and applies himself properly, both on and off the pitch, the young right-back will have a very bright future ahead of him in the game.

Let’s just hope that West Ham manage to keep Harrison Ashby at the London Stadium. If he’s allowed to leave, Moyes may well end up regretting it.

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