Contract talks between West Ham United and Conor Connelly seem to have reached a worrying stalemate after the 19-year-old rejected the club’s latest approach.
According to Football Insider, there are fears that Coventry could move on in January as he holds out for a £5,000-a-week deal.
The report claims West Ham aren’t willing to make such a financial commitment to one of their Under-23 players and therefore the chances of him resigning seem low.
Coventry has made just two first-team appearances, both in the League Cup, so it’s no surprise his high demands aren’t being met.
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It’d be a terrible shame if Coventry was to leave on a free, however, you can’t expect Chelsea to openly pay that a week.
The Hammers want to be sure he can hack it in the Premier League before presenting him with a long-term contract and rightly so.
There is expected to be teams lining up to offer Coventry not just an improved deal, but a clear pathway into the first-team which makes the chances of his departure even higher.
As the captain of the Hammers’ Under-23s, hopefully, he can maintain his form and eventually put pen to paper on a new deal.