West Ham United could not hold on to academy graduate and extremely-rated right-back Jeremy Ngakia beyond June regardless of their best shots.
The Hammers were keen to hand him a short- term offer up until completion of the 2019-20 Premier League campaign after he declined to sign a long-lasting extension.
The 19- year-old left West Ham the other day after 5 years and 5 appearances for the first-team, and skipper Mark Noble thinks money potentially played a huge role in his decision to leave.
Ngakia was provided a ₤ 5,000- a-week offer, however it wasn’t enough to persuade him to stay at the London Arena club.
“Jeremy’s exit was a strange one. He’s a young player who had played a handful of games for us and I don’t know his situation,” Noble informed Requirement Sport.
” However it did appear money might have played a big part since he had actually been playing and I can’t see why he ‘d wish to leave, unless he had a huge offer elsewhere.
“Good luck to him. He’s a great kid and we’ll miss him because you want to keep your good, young players if possible.”
Ngakia’s last look came against Wolverhampton Wanderers, and Ryan Fredericks is anticipated to play at right-back for most of the staying 7games
20- year-old Ben Johnson is anticipated to take his location in the squad and he might taste action prior to completion of thecampaign
Johnson is likewise extremely rated by West Ham and they will hope he ends up much better than Ngakia moving forward.
It stays to be seen where the teen will ply his trade next season, however he won’ t be short of choices when the summer transfer window opens, and it will be intriguing to see if he can develop himself as a routine in his next club having actually done so within a short duration with the Hammers.