Conor Coventry is not making unreasonable demands in talks over a new contract at West Ham, according to ExWHUemployee.
The reliable Irons insider claimed via his personal Twitter account on Friday morning that Coventry, 19, is not asking for a big pay rise and is instead only asking to be brought up to the same level as some of his Under-23s team-mates.
Claret & Hugh has recently reported that talks with Coventry have stalled and been postponed until the summer.
As ExWHUemployee says, Coventry is one of the best players in the West Ham Under-23s squad so it is odd to think that the club would not simply meet his demands. The Republic of Ireland youth international reportedly wants pay parity with some of his young team-mates and who can really blame him? If there are five or six other players his age earning more money, then why should he not be on the same level? Coventry has two senior appearances to his name in the West Ham first-team, with one of those coming against Oxford United in the Carabao Cup this season. The midfielder is clearly someone who Manuel Pellegrini has his eyes on and he appears to be above all the other central midfielders in the Under-23s squad at the moment. West Ham cannot let Coventry leave for measly compensation fee next summer and reach an agreement as soon as they can.