ExWHUemployee has suggested on Twitter that West Ham are still trying to convince Jeremy Ngakia to sign a new deal to stay with the club.

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The Hammers need to get the contract sorted by June 23rd, however, according to Ex.

The 19-year-old was plying his trade with the club’s under-23’s earlier this season.

But he burst onto the scene in January, making his senior debut against champions elect Liverpool.

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Jeremy Ngakia (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

This was because of an injury to Ryan Fredericks, and surprisingly, David Moyes opted for Ngakia ahead of Pablo Zabaleta.

The teenager shone against the Reds. And he hasn’t looked back since.

Unfortunately for West Ham, however, Ngakia could now walk away from the London Stadium for nothing at the end of this month.

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Jeremy Ngakia (Photo by Rob Newell – CameraSport via Getty Images)

The Mail reported that the 19-year-old right-back rejected a £5,000 per week deal to stay with the Hammers. He allegedly demanded closer to £20,000 per week.

So it seems as though West Ham’s hopes of keeping him are over.

Or are they?

ExWHUemployee has claimed that West Ham are not giving up just yet. But the deadline is earlier than previously thought…

So if the Hammers really do rate Ngakia, and desperately want to keep him, it’s time for them to get serious.

They have just nine days left to convince him to stay.

If West Ham think that the 19-year-old’s demands are simply too exorbitant, however, then they will be well within their rights to dig their heels.

At the end of the day, too much money too soon for young players can be a bad thing.

Let’s hope some middle ground can be found.

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