West Ham: Dean Jones claims Hammers will ‘explore’ deal for Wan-Bissaka
West Ham United will ‘explore’ what has gone wrong for Aaron Wan-Bissaka at Manchester United before making an offer for the right-back, according to journalist Dean Jones.
The Lowdown: West Ham target right-back
Football Insider claim that West Ham are willing to sell Vladimir Coufal for £6m in the January transfer the window, opening the door for David Moyes to bolster his options at right-back with a new signing.
With Wan-Bissaka only making one appearance in the Premier League this season, and that coming way back in August, it has now emerged that he will be allowed to leave by Erik ten Hag in January, with the club now trying to facilitate his exit.
In the same tweet from Fabrizio Romano, the Hammers are named as a potential destination for the full-back, alongside Wolverhampton Wanderers and Crystal Palace.
The Latest: Jones shares the latest
In an interview with GIVEMESPORT, Jones detailed that there is some concern on behalf of West Ham about why the 25-year-old’s career has taken a nosedive after he was showing such promising signs:
“I think the Wan-Bissaka link is probably the one to take most seriously. But obviously, West Ham at the moment have been trying to explore exactly what has gone so wrong for him.
“They want to make sure that he is still the player that they remember him to be and that there are no other issues here.”
The Verdict: Get it done?
There is good reason for some concern regarding the Englishman’s recent time with the Red Devils, but his lack of minutes is likely to be down to a lack of flexibility to fit the system, rather than Ten Hag having qualms about his defensive acumen.
The former Crystal Palace man has been described as an ‘absolute beast‘ by Football Talent Scout Jacek Kulig, and this is evidenced by his remarkable tackling ability, averaging 3.03 per 90 minutes in the past year, in the 97th percentile compared to other players in his position.
During his time with Palace, Wan-Bissaka earned a £50m move to Old Trafford in large part due to his defensive capability, rather than his proficiency going forward, and so he would be suited for a move to West Ham, where he would not be expected to take on attacking responsibilities as frequently as he is for Man United.