Divin Mubama stand off shows football at its worst


Divin Mubama stand off shows football at its worst

The Divin Mubama stand off shows football at its worst! It has been said many times but the game is no longer about the fans although their season ticket money of course helps despite games being played on any amount of days at difficult times on many occasions. Then there’s the cost of tops and general merchandise – some at around ninety quid a time and broadcasters dictating when fixtures are changed to inappropriate times.

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Divin Mubama stand off shows football at its worst

Now we find ourselves at the mercy of agents holding clubs to ransom over the personal terms they want paid to teenagers who haven’t played more than a few minutes for the first team at unimportant stages of games. As we understand it Divin’s agents are playing serious hardball in the talks which have been held and want at least minimum first team wages which total around £35k a week. Sorry – that’s madness!

Declan Rice managed to get that on his contract because everybody knew where he was headed and of course he let nobody down. But Divin Mubama? Come on, that simply isn’t on regardless of how good us basically unknowing fans, may believe him to be. And remember if he gets that sort of dough the other aspiring youngsters will be looking for the same.

But this is basically about agents who have become a cancer within the game in many cases as they look to hook into huge commissions moving players on – usually on free transfers – where their fee is so much bigger.


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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • says:

    Would rather pay 35k for Divin than 125k for Ings.

  • hammerpete6 says:

    Absolutely at its worst Hughie, where a parasitical agent can risk a young players career for his own gain, sounds like grooming. A reported £35k a week, outrageous when apparently more than the wage of Lewis of Man City who debuted for England! But then the elephant in the room is unlike Pep we have not played Divin and offered nothing like – and all the agent has to do is point to how many young players have even appeared in the team under Moyes – that would be rare as hens teeth! A perfect storm of trouble for us, a great Academy, bumbling management and a predatory agent,

  • danigood82 says:

    Simple question. Why is it only West Ham youth players are labelled as crazy, deluded, money seeking, and demanding the world to stay?? Every time one of our youth players leave, they are hung out to dry

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