Filed: Thursday, 5th July 2012
By: Staff Writer
Cristian Montano looks set to leave West Ham imminently after rejecting a new contract offer.
The 20-year-old forward is yet to feature for West Ham's first team despite having been on the fringes for at least two seasons - and he is now almost certainly unlikely to do so having rejected a new deal.
KUMB.com understands that Montano has rejected the offer in order to seek a move abroad, having become disillusioned with life at West Ham with whom he signed a new one-year deal last summer.
Speaking this time last year, the Columbian-born attacker's main ambition was to break into Sam Allardyce's first team plans. "I'm very proud of this contract and I'm happy with myself as well," he said at the time.
"I have got my second contract which is the most important thing. Hopefully I can keep going from here and make the next step, which is to make my first-team debut and hopefully become established. I want to prove myself.
"I'm going to keep working hard and hopefully show the new manager that I can play and do well. We're all in the same boat - a new manager and new staff - so we've all got to prove ourselves again."
However having failed to do so during the 2011/12 campaign, Montano's dream of making that breakthrough appears to be over following this latest news.
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