According to Football Insider, West Ham United have set their sights on securing wonderkid striker Divin Mubama to a professional deal when he turns 17 amid interest from Manchester City.
The Lowdown: Rush Green talents emerge…
Declan Rice, the most high-profile name to emerge from Rush Green’s academy in recent years, is closely being followed by other hugely promising talents.
Indeed, the likes of Conor Coventry, Jamal Baptiste and Ademipo Odubeko spring to mind as ones to watch over the next few seasons, but manager David Moyes has shown no sign of stopping there.
The club bolstered their academy with a plethora of young signings in the summer and it appears they have their sights set on securing another one.
The Latest: West Ham set sights on Mubama contract…
As per Football Insider, West Ham have now set their sights on securing highly-rated young striker Mubama to a professional deal when he turns 17 next month.
This comes amid interest from Premier League champions Manchester City as they keep a close watch on the teenager, who is currently on a scholarship deal with the Irons.
However, West Ham don’t appear keen on losing him and talks have apparently been held over tying him down to professional terms as soon as possible.
The Verdict: Yet another one to watch…
Despite being sidelined by injury this season, Mubama seems like a hugely promising talent for supporters to watch over the coming years. He has 10 goals in 23 Under-18 Premier League appearances, including a hat-trick against Reading in April.
Moyes has transformed West Ham into a genuine force, signing a new and improved deal recently, and he briefly touched upon building for the future brick by brick (Evening Standard).
Hammers fans have certainly seen that so far and we believe the coming seasons hold plenty of more promise for supporters, especially considering all the progress made with young talents behind the scenes.
In other news: ExWHUemployee lifts lid on behind-scenes development in West Ham overhaul plan, find out more here.
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