West Ham United preparing to make move for Manchester United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka?


West Ham United are reportedly preparing to emerge as the leading contenders to sign Manchester United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

West Ham United allegedly identified Manchester United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka as a January transfer target.

Since leaving Crystal Palace for Old Trafford in 2019 for a fee of £50m, Wan-Bissaka has made 127 appearances in all competitions.

However, the 25-year-old has been limited to just four minutes under Erik has Hagthat brief outing against Liverpool in August.

Instead of receiving opportunities in the Europa League, Wan-Bissaka has looked Diogo Dalot retains his place at right back for much of the campaign.

With just over 18 months left on his contract, United are willing to part ways with the player, even if they have the option to extend his terms by another year.

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Last week it was stated that Wolverhampton Wanderers were preparing to launch an approach for Wan-Bissaka as they look to improve their fortunes in the Premier League.

However, according to the Manchester Evening News, the bottom side of the division are likely to face fierce competition from West Ham.

The Hammers aren’t much better than Wolves in the table, with the east Londoners four points clear of their relegation rivals in 16th.

While it was suggested a few days ago that Wolves could be ready to be proactive in their pursuit of Wan-Bissaka, the latest report suggests that David Moyesthe side to hold the edge.

David Moyes, West Ham United manager, on October 9, 2022© Reuters

West Ham are said to have a strong working relationship with Wan-Bissaka’s representatives who have already signed for Burnley. Maxwell Cornetwhich is represented by the same company, at the beginning of the year.

The report adds that Aaron Cresswell i Michael Antonio they are also customers, a factor that theoretically gives West Ham an advantage when negotiating a deal.

Although West Ham are already well-stocked with options at right-back, Moyes has not settled on a preferred player for the role this campaign. Vladimir Koufal, Ben Johnson i Thilo Kehrer.

As a result of the versatility of the latter two players, Moyes may not necessarily have to facilitate an exit to secure Wan-Bissaka’s signature.

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