West Ham have informed highly-rated youngster Jay Mingi he will be getting released this summer, Football Insider understands.
Mingi, 18, is out of contract at the east London club this summer and a Hammers source has told Football Insider the hierarchy have opted against offering the central midfielder a new deal.
The teenager has showed plenty of signs of promise but he has been unable to make a senior appearance for West Ham or come close to breaking into the first team.
Mingi has made 26 appearances for West Ham Under-18s, four of which have come this season but he has not featured for the age-group side since November.
News of Mingi’s availability on a free transfer is sure to alert a number of Football League clubs who are looking to bring in a new defensive midfielder this summer.
The young Englishman played for Charlton Under-23s on Tuesday as he undergoes a trial with the League One club ahead of a possible transfer.
In other West Ham transfer news, it can be REVEALED the club are tabling an offer for a £75,000-a-week star with a CV to die for.