'Superb' player West Ham are still annoyed about losing has just been nominated for league's Player of the Month
Eight promising young players have been shortlisted for the award for August and the winner of the award will be announced on Friday 16 September.
Perkins’ Leeds teammate Mateo Fernandez has also been nominated along with Thomas Cannon, Tawanda Maswanhise, Max Thompson, Dominic Ballard, Abu Kamara and Oliver O’Neill.
Perkins has five goals to his name already this season in the Under-21s after swapping the London Stadium for Elland Road.
Perkins nominated for Player of the Month
The Athletic recently reported that West Ham are still furious about his summer exit, and the manner of it to boot.
At the time of the move, they put on the club website: “Perkins, who joined the West Ham United Academy at Under-14 level, rejected the club’s offers of a professional contract. The Club is now entitled to receive compensation from any club Perkins decides to join.
“West Ham United invests millions of pounds annually into its world-renowned Academy of Football – and naturally the club is extremely disappointed that Sonny has chosen not to continue his development with the Hammers.
“The club is disappointed with Perkins’ representatives and strongly believe he was approached to sign for another club which led to him asking to be released from his scholarship at West Ham United. West Ham take this matter very seriously. We believe the rules and structures in place at the FA and Premier League should be upheld at all times.”
Perkins’ strong form and subsequent nomination for this award is hardly going to make the pill any easier to swallow at West Ham.
Recently departed Hammers icon Mark Noble had previously labelled Perkins as ‘superb‘, and he looks to have a bright future in the game.
Leeds have tried to make a habit of accumulating some of the best young talent in English football and it remains to be seen how Perkins will develop at Elland Road.
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