West Ham ‘bad boy’ right back Jeremy Ngakia has left the club and is understood to be ready set to join Watford.
By one of those bizarre football ironies, the 20 year old – having refused to help the Hammers in their relegation battle – looks likely to be playing his football in the Championship next season.
The Hammers will pick up only a small fee at a tribunal but thankfully – as a scholar – are not duty bound to play his wages as is the case with those who choose to leave on a a professional contract.
ClaretandHugh have learned that the relegated Hornets are the club he is looking likely to join which, given we relegated them with a 3-1 win at the London Stadium, would be a just outcome for the Hammers.
After refusing to sign a new deal at the club or see out the final games of the season he was seen by many – along with his representatives – of showing grave disloyalty to the club that weaned him.
Other clubs may appear but as we understand it Watford are big favourites.