Some West Ham fans turn on 'cheap' owners over Jeremy Ngakia as sad situation divides opinion

Some West Ham United fans are blaming the Jeremy Ngakia situation on unpopular owners David Sullivan and David Gold.

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Ngakia looks set to leave West Ham at the end of the month after refusing to sign a new deal worth around £5,000 per week.

More shockingly the young defender nurtured by West Ham’s academy and given his big chance on the Premier League stage by David Moyes, has refused to even extend his stay until the end of a season interrupted by the global health crisis.

The 19-year-old right-back was thrown in at the deep end of West Ham’s Premier League relegation battle before the enforced break.

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Moyes showed great trust in the youngster, selecting him ahead of veteran Pablo Zabaleta.

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And Ngakia rewarded the Scot with some excellent performances as West Ham slowly improved.

But the Hammers are very much still in the relegation mix. And they have nine games to secure their Premier League status.

As things stand Ngakia will leave the club on June 30th, with seven of those games remaining.

Moyes hit out at the youngster’s decision in an exclusive interview with The Evening Standard yesterday.

Plenty of West Ham fans agree with Moyes and have criticised Ngakia on social media and fan forums.

But some supporters have turned their anger towards owners David Sullivan and David Gold.

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Some West Ham fans turn on ‘cheap’ owners over situation

Ngakia is said to want just under £10,000 per week to sign a new deal.

Now influential West Ham fan Dave Walker, who runs the West Ham Way podcast with reliable insider ExWHUemployee, has hit out at the club suggesting their contract offer to Ngakia is simply too cheap.

“I’m so disappointed by the Jeremy Ngakia situation,” Walker said on Twitter.

“I’m seeing a lot of tweets having a pop at him over this but actually, when you look at what he’s asking for as a Premier League player it’s a pittance. If he walks away, it’s on the club as far as I`m concerned.

“Quite a lot of people seem to be basing their argument on Jeremy demanding 20 grand per week. From what I understand he is looking for less than 10.”

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Ngakia dividing opinion but Hammers supporters hit out at Sullivan and Gold

Moyes revealed he still holds a slim hope of persuading Ngakia to stay (The Evening Standard).

The situation has certainly divided opinion among supporters. But plenty agreed with Walker over his assessment.

Here are a selection of responses from West Ham fans to Walker blaming the club.

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