According to a report from London Football News, West Ham remain interested in Queens Park Rangers ace Ryan Manning.
The 23-year-old is a left winger by trade, but he has been converted to a left-back for QPR this season. And he has really impressed.
Manning has chipped in with three assists in 15 Championship outings for the west London outfit this season.
London Football News claims that his fine performances for QPR have not gone unnoticed. They suggest that West Ham and Newcastle are both interested in signing the left-footed ace.
It is claimed that the Hammers are very tempted to make Rangers an offer for his services in January.
And with West Ham’s current left-back problems, it is easy to see why they would want to sign the Irishman.
Arthur Masuaku is just not consistent enough, and it could be argued that he is actually more effective when deployed as a left winger.
Aaron Cresswell, meanwhile, continues to battle form and injury problems.
The addition of a young, talented left-back will surely be featuring highly on Manuel Pellegrini’s wish-list in January.
And Manning could be just the man for the job at West Ham.