Hammers defender rejects new deal


Hammers defender Ben Johnson is refusing to sign the new deal put before him by West Ham writes Hughie Southon.

Hammers defender rejects new deal

The utility player is out of contract at the end of the season and looking for first team wages but the first offer from the club has received a thumbs down from his and his agents.

And with the club needing British raised players to make up the required squad number the boars will be putting another to him and are confident he will agree second time around.

It had been believed that the academy raised defender/wing back would agree but with Everton reportedly interested he 24 year old has options.

And a club source told us this evening that another deal would indeed be put in front of him over the next two or three weeks.

Ben’s form dropped off earlier in the season but he has looked a much better player over recent days and the club are keen to keep him at the London Stadium.

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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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