Exclusive: Danny Mills rips into West Ham player making same transfer blunder as stars at Leeds
Danny Mills has warned Jeremy Ngakia that he could be making a grave mistake leaving West Ham this summer even if he has been offered a lucrative deal elsewhere.
The former England international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, suggested the 19-year-old may have got “a little bit too big for his boots” and urged him to stay at the London Stadium.
Football Insider understands that the right-back is not expected to play for the Hammers again after snubbing the offer of a long-term deal to stay with the club.
Ngakia is out of contract on 30 June and looks set to leave the club for just a compensation fee this summer.
The teenager has four Premier League appearances in his breakthrough season including an impressive display against Sadio Mane at Anfield in January.
When asked by Football Insider if the defender would be making a mistake if he left the Hammers this summer, Mills said: “Young players have to be very, very careful in this day and age.
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“Sometimes they can get a little bit too big for their boots and get above their station. They play a handful of games and they think they have made it. They think they are superb.
“They get a big deal offered to them somewhere else, they go and they do not play. I know a lot of players have left Leeds for a so-called bigger club and they sit in the Under-23s or the reserves.
“They might earn more money but their career tends to go backwards.
“He has to be very careful. The most important thing is to play. If I was him I would stay at West Ham.”