West Ham United boss David Moyes got it 100 per cent right by allowing Sonny Perkins to join Leeds rather than offer him a new deal.

David Moyes actually gave Sonny Perkins his full debut for West Ham, but he left the London Stadium to join Leeds last summer.

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Rather than buckle and meet Perkins’ huge demands, the Hammers allowed him to walk away and join Leeds, thus opening the door for Divin Mubama to make a name for himself at the London Stadium.

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Just after the 19-year-old left, he scored a brilliant 33-minute hat-trick for England under 19’s, and it seemed like Moyes might have made a big mistake.

However, it’s clear to see now that Moyes called it absolutely spot on, in spite of what some West Ham fans were suggesting at the time…

David Moyes masterstroke as Sonny Perkins now joins League One club after 2022 West Ham exit

According to The Athletic, Perkins is set to leave Leeds to join League One outfit Oxford on a season-long loan.

The teenage forward is clearly not ready to cut it even at Championship level just yet.

He bagged 13 goals in 24 appearances for Leeds’ under-21 side and racked up just one goal in four outings for the senior side.(Transfermarkt).

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Perkins was clearly not ready to be playing football at the highest level last summer and a year later, that remains the case.

Who would have thought it? The man who watched the 19-year-old pretty much every day in training got the call to move him on 100% correct!

Listen, there’s every chance that the Leeds forward goes on to become a very good player.

What cannot be denied though is that West Ham were right not to hand Sonny Perkins a flashy new contract when he was still a teenager.


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