West Ham are hoping to get a deal over the line for striker Divin Mubuma, with ExWHUEmployee providing an update.
The club have been looking to secure the services of the young Academy graduate for some time, and it has been reported by our club insider Ex recently that the forward has rejected the offer put on the table by West Ham.
Mubuma joined the club as an 8-year old, and is also a big West Ham fan. His progression has been impressive, making his debut for the senior team at just 18, and then scoring his first goal earlier this year in March, when we beat AEK Larnaca 4-0 in our Europa Conference League campaign – which Mubuma ended picking up a winners medal.
There is no denying his talent and potential to become a top level striker, so it is no surprise that the club are eager to get his long term future resolved.
Speaking on The West Ham Way Podcast, Ex has provided a further update on the situation, stating that the club are of the belief that the offer on the table is a very good one, and it is now thoughts that Tim Steidten will lead the talks with the aim to get a deal over the line.
“West Ham started the talks with Mubuma and his team 12 months ago,” stated Ex. “The club absolutely want him to stay, but as we know, we do adopt a very strict wage structure policy.
“It must be said though that Declan Rice played many many games for the club on a youth wage, earning his right to then seek higher wages later in his career – something I think gets forgotten.
“Also, agents do not help the situation. The rules around football agents have changed so that the best way for them now to earn directly, is through their clients moving around. So sometimes its hard to know if they have the players best interest at heart.”
Ex though did state that the club believe the offer to be very healthy, and they of course hope that talks lead by Stediten will lead to a successful conclusion.
“Now I have been told that the offer on the table is ‘amazing’, although this is from the clubs side. Now clearly the Mubuma camp doesn’t feel that way, otherwise it would have been signed.”
Ex will be keeping fans up to date on the situation as it develops, on The West Ham Way Patreon.