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Report claims West Ham have sent Mario Husillos on Norway mission for left-back Birger Meling
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Report claims West Ham have sent Mario Husillos on Norway mission for left-back Birger Meling

West Ham United have reportedly sent director of football Mario Husillos on a mission to Norway.

But don’t get excited West Ham fans, it is not to test the water over the possibility of signing teenage striker sensation Erling Haaland.

West Ham are desperately short of options up front.

Record signing Sebastien Haller has cut a lonely figure up front for West Ham as the club continues to drop like a stone.

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Striker light

A promising start to the season has completely fizzled out and the Hammers are all of a sudden looking over their shoulders.

Manuel Pellegrini has no quality striker alternatives to Haller in his squad.

But Football Insider claims Husillos is heading to Norway in a bid to sign another left-back instead.

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But Hammers looking to sign another left-back

A West Ham source reportedly told Football Insider that the club are compiling a dossier on 24-year-old Meling.

West Ham are said to be ‘lining up regular transfer missions to see him in action for Rosenborg’.

That does not bode well for Aaron Cresswell or Arthur Masuaku.

But given the serious issues in other areas of Pellegrini’s squad – namely central midfield and up front – it seems strange the club is focusing on signing a left-back.

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Stranger things

Meling has played 120 games for Rosenborg, scoring five goals.

He has also been capped 10 times by Norway.

His contract expires in December next year so West Ham might be able to land him on the cheap.

Which in itself probably tells its own story as to why the club are monitoring the player.