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More concerns as kid trials for QPR

More concerns as kid trials for QPR

Tyron Akpata, a West Ham academy graduate, has sparked concern among fans after appearing in a trial match for Queens Park Rangers’ development squad. This raises questions about West Ham’s ability to retain promising young talents.

Akpata joined West Ham at a young age and steadily progressed through the ranks, even securing a scholarship and regular playing time with the U18s. However, his recent trial at QPR suggests he might be seeking opportunities elsewhere.

This news follows the departures of other highly-rated young players like Divine Mukasa and Amara Nallo, who joined Premier League giants Manchester City and Liverpool respectively.

Such losses represent a significant challenge for West Ham’s academy, historically known for producing star players like Declan Rice.

Akpata’s potential departure has quite rightly ignited anxiety among supporters. While some view his trial as a courageous step for his career, others worry about West Ham seemingly letting another gifted youngster slip away.

This raises concerns about the club’s message to fans and its commitment to nurturing its own talent.

 

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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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

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