According to Claret and Hugh, Jeremy Ngakia could walk away from West Ham for nothing at the end of June, and some Hammers fans have taken to Twitter in reaction to the speculation.
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The 19-year-old has really impressed for West Ham this season.
He has settled in to the rigours and demands of first-team football so quickly. And Ngakia seemed to be right at home at the London Stadium.
So yesterday’s claims came as quite a shock for the West Ham fans.
The 19-year-old has been superb for David Moyes. In fact, it could actually be argued that he has already made the right-back position at the London Stadium his own.
In four Premier League appearances thus far, Ngakia has racked up 12 tackles, six interceptions, 13 clearances and 13 ball recoveries (premierleague.com).
The problem is that the talented young starlet is only on scholarship terms at the london Stadium.
And because the teenager isn’t tied down to a professional long-term deal, Claret and Hugh have suggested that he could leave for nothing in around five weeks time.
That would obviously be an absolute disaster for West Ham. Especially considering the fact that Pablo Zabaleta is also leaving at the end of the season.
Some Hammers fans took to Twitter in reaction to the claims regarding Ngakia’s future in east London, and were understandably very angry indeed…
Ngakia is making a big mistake in my opinion. Could easily be our first choice for years and will find it hard to challenge for the spot with other teams
— West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) May 22, 2020
Was very impressed with Ngakia during his half a dozen appearances for West Ham this season, however, can’t help but feel his agent is advising him completely wrong. Ngakia could conceivably become West Ham’s RB for the best part of the next decade given his age and potential.
— Josh Verrills (@WestHamJoshV) May 22, 2020
He will just end up the next Oxford, bad decisions at a young age will halt & slow his caeer. He destined for lower keague football now
— BantsGaming (@_JustForBants) May 22, 2020
If he leaves he’ll just dig his player career into the championship
— Neon (@LumenNeon) May 22, 2020
Another case of a young player being advised by a greedy agent Im afraid
— John Roberts (@JohnRob26145882) May 22, 2020
He will and end up sitting on the bench at Chelsea or Man City and wishing he never left. Do follow the £ signs!
— Daniel skeels (@DanielSkeels) May 22, 2020
He’ll get slightly better money for a while, end up 3rd choice at somewhere like Watford, and we’ll find him in Leagie Two in about 3 years from now. Screw your head on kid and stay here if you want to progress!!
— daniel belbeck (@BelbeckDaniel) May 22, 2020
No, sick of players thinking they can just get what they want money wise. Can’t demand money with a threat to leave or we’ll have another Marko on our hands. Let him earn his increase, not demand it
— Carys Ann (@CarysAnnT) May 23, 2020
Reece oxford part 2
— kev⚒ (@kevin_suddell) May 23, 2020
Let him go,, probably Palace or Watford reserves for year or two
— Ian Taylor (@tayloriw) May 23, 2020
— PJMN (@PJMN1) May 23, 2020
Let him go, with what I’ve seen hes a middle of the range championship player
— Jack (@Jsklen_face) May 23, 2020
Jeremy Ngakia thinking he’s much better than he is and can get better offers elsewhere…
— West Ham News & Views ⚒️ (@WHUFC_News_6) May 22, 2020