Jahmal Hector-Ingram has decided to leave West Ham. The young striker has confirmed his West Ham exit after 14 years at the club with a heartfelt post on Twitter.
Hector-Ingram’s contract ran out earlier this summer but no decision had been made on his future. The 20-year-old has broken his silence and confirmed his decision to move on.
On Twitter, Hector-Ingram said: “My Wonderful Time At West Ham Has Come To An End. From The Age Of 6 I Was At West Ham. Growing Up With Some Team Mates Who I’ll Consider As Long Time Friends For Sure!! Even Some As Family Too. Thanks To Certain Staff And Everyone Else.”
Jahmal Hector-Ingram at West Ham
Hector-Ingram joined West Ham at the age of six and has come through the ranks in East London. He has played for every academy side – up to the U23 squad – but never made a first-team appearance.
The London-born forward scored freely while with the U18 squad but struggled with the step up. He has played a total of 50 Premier League 2 matches (the U23 top division) but scored just three goals.
What next for Jahmal Hector-Ingram
For the sake of his career, Hector-Ingram has decided now is the time to move on. First-team chances are limited at West Ham with Sebastian Haller, Javier Hernandez and Albian Ajeti competing for the senior striker spot.
West Ham did make an offer to keep Hector-Ingram, as confirmed by reliable insider EXWHUEmployee. He also had an offer from Crawley Town and he could take this up.
There are bound to be lower league clubs looking to sign Hector-Ingram on a free transfer. But right now, his next destination is a mystery. His current Twitter bio says “Player for…”, implying he is still making his decision.