West Ham ‘interested in taking forgotten £50m Man United man Aaron Wan-Bissaka on loan’, with the defender having only played FOUR minutes so far this season under new Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag
- West Ham are reportedly interested in signing Aaron Wan-Bissaka on loan
- A deal could be done in January as they prepare to offer an escape route
- The defender joined the Red Devils for £50million from Crystal Palace in 2019
- He has played just four minutes for United so far this season under Erik ten Hag
West Ham are interested in signing forgotten Manchester United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka, according to a report.
The 24-year-old joined United for £50million in 2019 but has found opportunities extremely limited under new manager Erik ten Hag, playing just four minutes so far this season after falling down the pecking order at Old Trafford.
According to Manchester Evening News, however, the London-based side are willing to offer Wan-Bissaka a way out of the Red Devils with a loan move for his services in January.
West Ham are reportedly interested is signing Aaron Wan-Bissaka on loan in January
David Moyes’ side are looking to improve things after a tough start to the new season
Wan-Bissaka was a regular in the United side under former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but isn’t fancied by ten Hag, with Diogo Dalot the first-choice right-back and natural left-back Tyrell Malacia chosen over him to deputise when needed.
He started United’s friendlies against Cadiz and Real Betis last week, but there has been no sign the Dutch manager is set to change his mind, with United seemingly keen to cash in if they can.
West Ham, meanwhile, are looking to strengthen after a difficult start to the season that sees them 16th in the Premier League table, just one point above the relegation places.
They have only conceded 17 goals in their 15 games so far, but haven’t found anyone to nail down the right-back spot, with the likes of Vladimir Coufal, Ben Johnson and Thilo Kehrer all rotating.
Wan-Bissaka has struggled for game time at United, playing just four minutes this season
He started both of the Red Devils’ friendlies last week but is way down the pecking order
The introduction of Wan-Bissaka could allow Kehrer to slot into his perhaps preferred central position.
Though no indication has yet been made that a permanent deal could be on the table, United reportedly told Wan-Bissaka he was free to leave in the summer, and West Ham showed interest.
The Hammers are believed to have a close relationship with the defender’s representatives Unique Sports Management, who also represent current West Ham players Maxwel Cornet, Michail Antonio and Aaron Cresswell.
New United boss Erik ten Hag has preferred Diogo Dalot and Tyrell Malacia to Wan-Bissaka