West Ham are inching ever closer to signing Said Benrahma from Brentford, according to Sky Sports.
David Moyes has already brought in Tomas Soucek and Vladmir Coufal on permanent deals and Craig Dawson on loan.
If Benrahma moves to the London Stadium, as expected, the Hammers will undoubtedly be capable of pushing for a top 10 position in the Premier League table this season.
That doesn’t mean that we have cover all over the pitch, however.
West Ham are still short in the left wing-back and the central midfield positions.
And with that in mind, Queens Park Rangers ace Ryan Manning would be the ideal addition for us.
The 24-year-old can play in the left-back, left wing-back and centre midfield positions.
Signing Manning would turn what has been a decent transfer window into a truly exceptional one. Sure, none of us wanted Grady Diangana to be sold.
But we have signed two very good Czech Republic internationals, brought in a decent experienced centre-back on loan and are on the verge of bringing a meRcurial talent to the London Stadium.
Chance to turn a decent transfer window into a great one
All that’s missing is competition for Arthur Masuaku on the left and Tomas Soucek and Declan Rice in the middle of the park.
QPR ace Manning would have been ideal. Unfortunately for us, however, Moyes doesn’t rate the Irishman.
That’s according to ExWHUemployee. And if true, Moyes has completely lost the plot.
Manning was absolutely superb for QPR last season.
The 24-year-old racked up four goals and seven assists in 41 Championship games for QPR last season (Who Scored). So he is clearly a very attacking left-back.
In those outings, the Irishman averaged two tackles, 1.4 interceptions and 1.7 clearances per game (Who Scored).
And Football Insider claims that Manning could be available for just £5 million – an absolute steal considering his talent.
Surely we should be making a move to sign him. He has great mobility, energy and athleticism. Basically, he has everything that Moyes looks for in a player.
So it will be a great shame if the Scot doesn’t bring him to the London Stadium. And it will be a missed opportunity. This transfer window could have been a truly exceptional one.