West Ham youngster Conor Coventry could leave the club in January, according to The Guardian.
Coventry is in the final year of his contract at West Ham and the club have been trying to tie him down to an extension. However, the 19-year-old is reportedly unhappy with the terms offered by West Ham.
This contract stand-off has become alarming and other clubs have taken notice. Coventry has been one of West Ham’s top performers in the academy over the last few years and it is no surprise to see other clubs chasing him.
If Coventry does not sign a new contract before January, he could be on the move. There are a host of clubs interested in signing the combative midfielder in the new year.
Conor Coventry conundrum
What do West Ham do with Coventry? He is clearly one of the most talented young players and they won’t want to lose him. But equally, they can’t just cave in and accept his agent’s demands.
The Republic of Ireland U21 starlet is highly-rated by the club. He has come through the ranks in East London and he has even played two games for the first-team.
Coventry made his debut for the Irons in the 8-0 win over Macclesfield Town in the EFL Cup last season. He picked up his second appearance as a late substitute in the win over Newport County this season.
He skippers the U23 team and he is the exact type of player that West Ham need in midfield. But with his contract situation alerting other clubs, West Ham could lose their talented teenager.