Moyes hits out at Divin Mubama


Moyes has hit out at Mubama

Moyes hits out at Divin Mubama

David Moyes has hit out at Divin Mubama over his decision not to sign a new deal at the club and is keen to blame agents for the problem. The manager – who has given the teenage striker very little time on the pitch – shoved him on in the last minute of normal time against Olympiacos but has told the London Evening Standard the player really does need to sign a new contract. He talks of him having competition in front of him but given the shape of that is Michail Antonio and Danny Ings the argument really doesn’t hold water.

He has also pointed out that others who failed to agree a new deal and instead moved on have hardly set the world alight and failed to show any real progress in their careers. And he decided to tell the boy that he really does need to agree a deal if he wants to see his career go in the right direction

He said: “Divin was offered a contract 12 months ago but he’s the one not agreeing to sign a contract. “We really like Divin, he’s an East End boy and a West Ham supporter, a great lad, we love him to bits. I feel the best thing for Divin is to sign a contract at West Ham.

“A lot of are getting impatient but the bigger problem is their agents want to take them away and get games elsewhere. So many are making the wrong decisions. There’s a few boys that have left here who have made incredibly wrong decisions. 

“They’re in a great environment here. We’re a football club who want to put young players in. In the main we don’t have huge squads, we’re not buying all the time.

“There’s a few who left here and made big mistakes. If they are not careful they can get bad information about what they are doing and how their career path should go.”

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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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  • dirk says:

    Seriously non-stop on the same theme 24/7. Is there anyone left with a different view.

  • hammerpete6 says:

    The issue is that nobody who has stayed has prospered under Moyes. All very well for him to use hindsight to say those who left have not soared, but they might have, no thanks to him. It’s clear to us fans that apart from Thursdays tokenism he has completely ignored Mubama in favour of really out of form Antonio and Ings. Also, others like Cornet completely blanked in true Moyes style. He is blinkered and flawed and at the moment getting away with it.

  • Austrick says:

    Again Mubama not even on the subs bench. Better sign the contract Divin- even though it sounds enforced.

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