Mubama turns down new deal


There is more grim news coming out of West Ham with a report that hot striking prospect Divin Mubama is refusing to sign a new deal or extension at the club.

Mubama turns down new deal

The Athletic claims at Divin Mubama turns down West Ham contract offer – The Athletic that talks are continuing and the is club hoping he will change his mind.

The youngster – who has been seen as the biggest prospect in the club along with Callum Marshall –  is entering the final year of a deal he agreed two years ago which failed to include any option!

Despite being seen as a really important player and was voted the club’s young player of the year in 2022-23 he has only been given 24 minutes of football this season, none of which have been in the Premier League.

The Athletic claims that the 19 year old had interest from six Championship clubs in the summer but with West Ham failing to sign a striker Moyes kept him in the Hammers squad .

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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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  • David66 says:

    Can anyone begrudge Divin not wanting to sign a new contract at present. The poor bloke must be wondering what on earth he has to do to get game time. With both Antonio and Ings in such poor form surely he’d be worth a punt. We sure haven’t anything to lose.

  • eromittal says:

    Is this a surprise? If he is as highly rated as is reported, with Mikey well out of sorts and Ings certainly not the answer, Divin needs match time NOW! What’s to lose?

  • hammerpete6 says:

    So Moyes has done it again. No excuse this year, this is him supposedly giving opportunity to the next generation. Embarrassing .

  • Saul says:

    Is he really that good? Callum Marshall is scoring at a greater rate of knots than Mubama did last season. Supporters always say we should give the kids a chance and yet which kids in the past have impressed enough to still be playing for us? I can think of a guy called Declan Rice. Aside from him…?

  • Buster says:

    Trust Moyes’ judgement as he and the rest of his backroom staff see Divin Mubama every day in training. If he starts tonight, it’ll show that his progress has been noted. Fifteen to twenty minutes off the bench will give Divin a better chance to impress rather than from the start, then pulling him off after 58 minutes if he’s not doing well. (That can damage a teenagers’ confidence)

    Ben Johnson (88 appearance to date) was the last young Academy player to get a decent chance in the first team, Saul.

  • Buster says:

    What has Divin actually done to earn more game time right now? He’ll get his chance when he’s convinced the coaching staff he’s worthy of a start against the likes of Arsenal. I hope it’s tonight, but there will be good reason if Moyes doesn’t start him) Divin’s got plenty of time to sign a new contract, having just turned 19 last week.

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