David Moyes warns Divin Mubama against 'big mistakes' after rejecting modern West Ham betroth
has urged Divin Mubama to commit his future to , warning the striker not to quote the “big mistakes” of more baby players who own walked away from the club.
Mubama, one of the Hammers’ most highly-rated academy talents, is out of plight at the closing of the season and has so far rejected the club’s advance of a fresh long-term deal.
The 19-year-old was a gloss member of the facet that and made six first-team appearances, scoring his prime senior goal in the Europa Conference League win over AEK Larnaca in March.
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Regular involvement in preseason this summer suggested a supplementary significant breakthrough might be on the cards but Mubama has so far made only three provisional cameos and is yet to feature in the Premier League.
“Divin was offered a plight 12 months ago but he’s the one not agreeing to figure a contract,” Moyes confirmed. “We really like Divin, he’s an East End bloke and a West Ham supporter, a eminent lad, we love him to bits. I feel the peak device for Divin is to device a exposal at West Ham.
“He’s got competition in face of him but he’s only young. If I can achieve him additional opportunities I will do. But he’s an 18-year-old heart unblushing and there’s not many of them playing in the Premier League.”
West Ham obtain been frustrated by a steady beam of prospects leaving the bludgeon in gone years. Jeremy Ngakia made his first-team debut bluefish before the Covid suspension in 2020 but then refused to badge a covenant extension and joined Watford on a liberate offload the identical summer, while full-back Harrison Ashby was sold to Newcastle in January this year for a cut-price fee, having made noted he would not device on beyond the latter six months of his deal.
Ashby is currently on loan in the Championship with Swansea, while child Sonny Perkins, , has been farmed out to Oxford United in League One in objective of supplementary playing time.
"A pile of [young players] are obtaining impatient but the bigger dispute is their agents inclination to transact them away and secure games elsewhere,” Moyes added. “So a great deal are creation the wrong decisions. There’s a few boys that posses left here who hold made incredibly wrong decisions. They’re in a noted environment here. We’re a football club who desire to put kid players in. In the highest we don’t obtain huge squads, we’re not buying all the time.
“There’s a few who left here and made immense mistakes. If they are not leery they can earn blighted report about what they are doing and how their job pathway ought go.”
Mubama came on in the end minutes of and was given a rousing reception by the London Stadium company and it was telling that Moyes sour to the youngster ahead of either Michail Antonio or Danny Ings with the sport calmness in the report at 1-0.
Antonio began the season as West Ham’s first-choice drub but the Jamaican has not scored since August and Moyes has made blatant he now sees Jarrod Bowen as his best preference in the position, paramount to renewed speculation over Antonio’s future.
“Micky has got competition, he has always had that,” Moyes said. “We lack Mick to indentation goals. He started the season really well but we dearth him to score. If you’re going to be a No9 you dearth those goals.
“All players who don’t earn in the team can look like [they may long to leave] but you hope they fight, compete for their position, attain their crystallize back, gain into goalscoring form. That’s what we want. He has been share of a brace and has a been a hugely capital member.”