West Ham should try to hijack apparent Manchester United move to sign Bayer Leverkusen ace Jeremie Frimpong in January.

Sky Germany have claimed that Manchester United will accelerate talks with Leverkusen about signing Frimpong after the World Cup finishes.

The thing is, I truly believe that the 21-year-old would be better served by joining West Ham rather than Man United at this early stage of his career.

David Moyes desperately needs to bring a new right-back to the London Stadium in January.

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Meanwhile, Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is very well-covered at Old Trafford with Diogo Dalot and Aaron Wan-Bissaka amongst his ranks.

So would Frimpong get regular first-team action at Man United in spite of his obvious talent? Perhaps not…

West Ham should hijack Manchester United move to sign Jeremie Frimpong

Frimpong is exactly the kind of player Moyes needs to add to his ranks at the London Stadium.

The young Dutchman would be a massive upgrade on Vladimir Coufal and Ben Johnson, that’s for sure.

In 15 Bundesliga appearances for Leverkusen so far this season, Frimpong has bagged five goals and two assists – unbelievable numbers for a right-back (Who Scored).

During those outings, he has averaged 1.7 tackles and one clearance per game (Who Scored).

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The ex-Manchester City and Celtic ace really does seem to be the real deal. In fact, Celtic fan site 67 Hail Hail once described Frimpong as ‘unplayable’.

Frimpong is absolutely rapid and has an explosive playing style that seems to be tailor made for the Premier League.

Leverkusen could demand around €30 million (£26 million) for Frimpong (Buli News). That sounds like great value for whichever club wins the race for his signature.

And maybe West Ham would be the ideal stepping stone for Jeremie Frimpong right now, rather than him go all in by joining a club as big as Manchester United.

The hammers must act fast though, with Man United set to accelerate talks for the 21-year-old soon.

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