West Ham Target Right Back Set for United Exit

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Aaron Wan-Bissaka appears to be on his way out of Manchester United, potentially opening the door for a move to West Ham United this summer.

According to The Sun journalist Neil Custis, Manchester United informed Wan-Bissaka of his impending sale and the right-back bid farewell to his teammates at Old Trafford on Wednesday night. A commemorative T-shirt was even printed for the occasion, featuring Wan-Bissaka lifting the Carabao Cup.

Manchester United are reportedly willing to accept “cut-price offers” for the defender they originally signed for £45 million. Wan-Bissaka still has a year remaining on his contract, but the club seems intent on moving him on.

The report adds another interesting layer: Wan-Bissaka is a client of Will Salthouse’s Unique Sports Group agency. Salthouse is a close friend of West Ham owner David Sullivan’s son and is believed to have played a role in Julen Lopetegui’s appointment as manager.

West Ham faces pressure to sign players who qualify as “homegrown” under Premier League regulations. With eight spots in a 25-man squad reserved for homegrown players, Wan-Bissaka would help the Hammers meet this quota.

With Manchester United seemingly ready to sell and West Ham potentially looking for a right-back who qualifies as homegrown, a move for Wan-Bissaka to the London Stadium becomes a more realistic possibility. Incoming manager Julen Lopetegui’s connection to Salthouse adds another layer of intrigue to this transfer saga.

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  • Paul says:

    £20million no more that is if we really want him

  • Bas says:

    Surprising move by Man Utd, he was one of there better players to be fare. I’d take him at a decent price, but I feel he’s better going forward than defending though. £18-20 million max

  • PAUL GARNER says:

    15 mill

  • Rob.f says:

    Not sure he would be an improvement on this season’s performers.

  • Jeeps says:

    2023 when Haag wasn’t playing him he was told he could leave.
    Due to circumstances he did get back regularly.
    Transfer fee was negligible as man utd wanted him off the books.
    He does put in a shift and runs the line.
    Younger version of Coufal?
    £12-£15m fee would be appropriate.

  • Steveo says:

    I would take him all day long. He has the pace we need at the back and is a very solid player

  • Deathblow says:

    NO NO NO ****ING NO!

    I had hoped once David Moyes left we’d stop wanting to buy ManSpu’s average at best cast-offs.
    He’s never reached his potential and would add to our woes.
    He’d be perfectly suited for Palace as he’d be going home and a patient coach in Glasner who may well be able to bring the best out in him. That will never happen as West Ham.

  • Alex says:

    Im more concerned about the paltry budget Lopetigui has

  • Ian says:

    I agree. entirely unless Lopetigui and Steidten are
    MAGICIANS as well I can’t see them pulling 8 to 10. rabbits out of the hat. they are going to have to priorities , and of course they will. so why are we pulling down trees , speculating on transfers that are not in the priority category 🤔.

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