West Ham United right-back Harrison Ashby and Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe both share the same agent.

Now, that might be a real problem for the Hammers and great news for Newcastle in the January transfer window.

Ashby, 20, was really close to joining Newcastle United on transfer deadline day in the summer, according to The Daily Mail.

And it has been rumoured that Ashby is reluctant to sign a new deal with West Ham before his current one expires in the summer of 2023.

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West Ham boss David Moyes obviously still has time ton convince Ashby to stay at the London Stadium, but it seems as though the stars could be aligning for the young right-back to join the Magpies unfortunately.

We think that Ashby is a huge talent, and losing him to Newcastle would be an absolutely massive blow for West Ham to stomach.

West Ham star Harrison Ashby shares same agent as Newcastle boss Eddie Howe

The 20-year-old and the Magpies manager are both represented by the Wasserman agency (Transfermarkt).

West Ham fans will know all too well about Wasserman.

Mark Warburton’s daughter is a client manager there, whilst David Moyes’s son used to be an employee as well.

Newcastle’s interest in Ashby is clear and obvious, with Howe desperate to bring a talented young right back to St James’ Park in January (Chronicle).

And the Howe and Ashby Wasserman link may well tip the scales in Newcastle’s favour.

I think that West Ham will really regret losing Ashby to Newcastle, if the youngster does indeed swap East London for Tyneside.

West Ham star Harrison Ashby shares same agent as Newcastle boss Eddie Howe
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The 20-year-old is a truly brilliant player with a really bright future ahead of him.

Described as an ‘excellent’ player by Football.London, Harrison Ashby is one of the brightest talents to have come through the ranks at West Ham.

And Moyes should be doing everything within his power to keep him at the London Stadium.

Eddie Howe seems to be very well positioned to bring Harrison Ashby from West Ham to Newcastle in the January transfer window though.

And that would be a huge shame for the Hammers.

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