According to a report from The Sun, West Ham United are interested in signing Manchester United left-back Brandon Williams in the summer.

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Hammers boss David Moyes is expected to be a very busy man in the transfer market this summer.

The Scot will undoubtedly be prioritising the additions of a top class centre-forward and a central midfielder.

It could be argued that we desperately need a left-back as well.

Aaron Cresswell has been superb this season but he is on the wrong side of 31 now. Meanwhile, Arthur Masuaku is better in the wing-back role and Ben Johnson is a natural right-back by trade.

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West Ham to swoop in for Manchester United starlet Brandon Williams?

The Sun claims that the Hammers are keen to bring the 20-year-old to the London Stadium from Old Trafford on loan next season.

It might well make sense for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to send the young star out on loan rather than keeping him at Man United to either play youth football or just sit on the bench.

And Williams would be a very smart addition for West Ham.

He is an attacking left-back in every sense and would be perfectly suited to play the left wing-back role for West Ham. The 20-year-old can also play in the orthodox left-back position, however.

He can play at right-back as well, so would provide solid cover for Vladimir Coufal next season.

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer raved about the young Red Devils ace earlier this month, as quoted by Planet Football:

“I think Brandon has been absolutely outstanding since he came in. Every challenge he has tackled head on. He’s only 19 and he’s made 12 starts and he reminds me so much of the mentality of Gary Neville.”

Brandon Williams has recorded 14 assists in 60 games for Man United’s youth sides. He has also chalked up one goal and three assists for their senior team (Transfermarkt).

This seems like a deal that would suit all parties involved.

West Ham, Manchester United and Williams himself would surely benefit from a loan move to the London Stadium.

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