West Ham have confirmed that right-back Jeremy Ngakia will leave the London Stadium when his contract expires on Tuesday.
It was hoped that the 19-year-old would, at least, extend his current deal until the end of the season, but the Hammers say that despite offering improved terms, the player and his agent turned down their proposal:
“In line with our structure and policy, Jeremy 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.”
Ngakia had only played five games for the senior side but he had been impressive after being given his debut by David Moyes back in January.
There are reports that both Liverpool and Tottenham are interested in signing the teenager, while Bundesliga side Schalke are also said to be keen on snapping up the player.
Ngakia is reportedly looking for regular first-team football so a move to Anfield is unlikely considering they already have Trent Alexander-Arnold. The defender may instead decide to up sticks and move to Germany, like so many other young English players have done in recent seasons.