There are reports in the media today that West Ham have rejected a bid for Harrison Ashby, with ExWHUEmployee providing an update on the situation.

Ex had been reporting this throughout the transfer window on our Patreon that Newcastle United are not prepared to match our asking price and are at this stage happy to wait till the summer under the assumption the tribunal fee will be less.

West Ham ultimately will benefit from this because they can use him for the remainder of the season both for the first team and the academy.

Ashby’s future has been one of regular speculation for some time after the player turned down offers to remain in East London, and was close to joining Newcastle last summer.

It remains to be seen if Newcastle opt to up their offer for the player this window. Ex will be keeping fans fully up to date on the situation and all other club matters on Patreon.