According to a report from Football Insider, West Ham boss David Moyes wants to bring Queens Park Rangers left-back Ryan Manning to the London Stadium this summer. But the Scot could face competition from Premier League rivals Norwich City and Watford.
The Hammers desperately need to bolster their left-back options at the end of this season.
Aaron Cresswell has badly regressed this season. And Arthur Masuaku just doesn’t seem to be consistent enough to be playing regularly for a Premier League side.
Football Insider claims that QPR defender Ryan Manning is on West Ham United’s radar. And he could be available for less than £5 million.
The Irishman has racked up three goals and seven assists in 40 Championship outings for Queens Park Rangers this season (Transfermarkt).
In those appearances, Manning has averaged 2.1 tackles, 1.4 interceptions and 1.8 clearances per game. He also averages 46 passes per game (Who Scored).
The 24-year-old seems to be at the perfect stage in his career to make the jump up to the next level. And a switch to West Ham would surely help aid his development.
And if Hammers boss David Moyes could pick him up for just £5 million or less, it would be a great value signing in the current climate.
Strengthening at left-back will be key for West Ham this summer. And Ryan Manning could be just the man for the job.