David Moyes provides insight on Divin Mubama’s future amidst contract uncertainty

West Ham manager David Moyes has offered a significant clue about where he currently sees young striker Divin Mubama in the team’s forward hierarchy, writes the Hammers.News. Mubama recently had a notable opportunity when Moyes included him in the starting lineup against TSC Backa Topola in the Europa League last week.

Despite being highly regarded at the London Stadium, the 19-year-old has seen limited playing time for the senior team, accumulating just 279 minutes on the field (Transfermarkt). Moreover, with his current contract set to expire in the summer of 2024, there’s heightened uncertainty surrounding Mubama’s future, especially after reportedly rejecting a new deal from the club.

The hope among West Ham fans is that Mubama remains with the club, but Moyes must ensure that the young talent feels valued and an integral part of the team. However, Moyes has recently hinted that Mubama might not be an immediate part of his first-team plans. This signals that the teenager may not be featuring in the upcoming match against Tottenham, as he played the full 90 minutes for the West Ham under-21s in a recent 4-0 victory over Colchester United in the Bristol Street Motors Trophy.

While acknowledging that the team selection for the under-21s was made by Steve Potts, Mubama’s inclusion suggests that Moyes did not indicate a need for the 19-year-old in the upcoming clash with Spurs. This implies that Jarrod Bowen is likely to lead the forward line once again unless Michail Antonio makes a surprising recovery from injury. The situation raises questions about Mubama’s current standing in Moyes’ plans and adds an extra layer of uncertainty to the young striker’s future at West Ham.