Divin Mubama is yet to reach an agreement over a contract extension with West Ham United.
The 19-year-old is entering the final year of the deal he signed in October 2021, which does not include a one-year option. Discussions have been difficult due to demands from Mubama’s agent. The young forward changed his representative in 2023.
The England Under-20 international has rejected contract offers, but West Ham will not allow the youngster to leave this window. The club will decide in the coming weeks whether to offer Mubama an improved deal.
The forward has scored twice and made 14 appearances in all competitions this season. He has only played 18 minutes in West Ham’s last four league games, with manager David Moyes favouring Danny Ings.
“We really like Divin, he’s an East End boy and a West Ham supporter, a great lad, we love him to bits,” said Moyes. “I feel the best thing for Divin is to sign a contract at West Ham. He’s got competition in front of him but he’s only young. If I can get him more opportunities I will do.
“A lot of young players 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.”
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