West Ham United are interested in signing Manchester United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka on loan during the January transfer window, according to Manchester Evening News.
The 25-year-old has had a difficult season with the Red Devils under manager Erik ten Hag and he has played just four minutes of competitive football thus far.
Hence, there are suggestions that he could leave in January and the Hammers have now joined Roma in the race to sign the right-back on a short-term loan deal.
The Hammers have a good relationship with Wan-Bissaka’s agency Unique Sports Group, who also represent Michail Antonio, Aaron Cresswell and Maxwell Cornet.
Wan-Bissaka exit could depend on replacement being signed
United resume their Carabao Cup campaign with a fourth round tie against Burnley on December 21.
Wan-Bissaka, who started both friendlies during the World Cup, is set to feature at right-back ahead of first-choice Diogo Dalot, who could be nursing a hamstring injury.
The Portuguese was brought off early in the quarter-final loss to Morocco. Ten Hag should provide an update on the defender’s fitness in the next 24/48 hours.
For the time being, United won’t have any plans of loaning out their £50 million signing, but the scenario could change in the coming weeks if a replacement is found.
Bayer Leverkusen’s Jeremie Frimpong is on the club’s radar for the winter transfer window, but they could also recall Ethan Laird from loan at Queens Park Rangers.
Either way, the decision could be delayed until the end of January. United need to find out the extent of Dalot’s injury first before pondering over Wan-Bissaka’s exit.
Wan-Bissaka, on the other hand, has the chance to win over Ten Hag’s confidence this month if he can produce more going forward in the ongoing absence of Dalot.
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