Jeremy Ngakia has issued a farewell to the Hammers fans in a message which will be received with mixed feelings by the Hammers faithful.
The 19 year old is expected to join Watford ahead of the new season and has maintained a stony silence since deciding to quit West Ham.
After making five Premier League appearances the right back chose not to see out the extended season and instead quit the club with nine games left.
That in itself caused loads of fors and againsts among the Hammers fans at a time of the season when our survival was more than hanging in the balance.
David Moyes made it clear the teenager was highly rated but at no point did the club look likely to persuade the youngster to change his mind.
The Hammers claimed it had done all it could to make him change his mind but that at no point were they given an answer to their various offers.
Now in an Instagram message Ngakia has said:
- I want to say an enormous thank you for all the love and support I received during my time at West Ham. I want to personally thank the manager for the opportunity he gave me to play Premier League football for the club, which was special – making my first team debut against Liverpool will stay with me forever.I want to say a huge thank you to the fans for the amazing support they gave me during my time at the club. I also want to thank everybody at the club who helped me along the way, particularly my teammates who supported me. I have learnt so much from you all and I will never forget my journey @westham ⚒❤️