Jeremy Ngakia and Two Others Leave West Ham United

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Jeremy Ngakia
West Ham United's English midfielder Jeremy Ngakia plays the ball during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at The London Stadium, in east London on June 20, 2020. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by BEN STANSALL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Jeremy Ngakia is among the three players that will depart West Ham United this summer. The club say he has rejected a “significant” offer but the 19-year-old wants to move on. Pablo Zabaleta and Carlos Sanchez will also depart the London Stadium.

Jeremy Ngakia Leaves West Ham United

Teenager Does Not Want to Stay

The departure of Ngakia will be a big blow to Hammers manager David Moyes. The youngster has impressed in his time in the first-team and he could have been key to their Premier League survival.

Despite being involved against Wolverhampton Wanderers, Ngakia missed out on the trip to Tottenham Hotspur amid strong links to fellow Premier League side Watford.

A club statement said: “In line with our structure and policy, Ngakia was offered significantly improved terms to reward his breakthrough into the first-team squad this year, along with further contractual enhancements linked to his future progress and success.

“However, the player and his representatives declined to accept any of the offers, and also turned down a short-term extension until the end of the current season.”

Older Pair Also Depart

Former Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta leaves the club after making 80 appearances in his three seasons. His solitary goal since joining in 2017 came in an FA Cup win against League One side Gillingham.

 

The Argentine was offered a short-term contract extension until the end of the season. However, he declined this due to injury.

Sanchez leaves having made only 18 appearances across his two seasons. He suffered a serious knee injury shortly into his first campaign and failed to make a mark on the squad once he returned.

 

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