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West Ham United: Hammers backed to sign Aaron Wan-Bissaka

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West Ham United have been backed to sign Aaron Wan-Bissaka in January by Kevin Campbell.

Wan-Bissaka looks set to leave Manchester United in January after falling out of favour with Erik ten Hag, with Campbell backing West Ham to solve their defensive issues by signing the right-back.

The Hammers have struggled with injuries to key defenders this season leading to David Moyes having to shuffle the pack in defence.

Nayef Aguerd has played only one Premier League game since his arrival due to injury, whilst Kurt Zouma underwent knee surgery during the World Cup break, paired with a reported openness to sell Vladimir Coufal in January will surely see the Irons dive into the winter window.

Wan-Bissaka would be an obvious target with the 25-year-old only playing four minutes of football under ten Hag, leading McManus to tell Football Insider that West Ham should move for the defender.

“He’d be a good signing at West Ham, if I’m honest.

“Ten Hag doesn’t fancy him, that’s pretty clear. He’s got to get out of Man United and play football.

“West Ham could do with more legs in that backline after some of the injuries they’ve had, and he’d definitely be available,” McManus said.

TIF Thoughts on McManus’ comments…

West Ham will need to add defensive cover at right-back if Coufal is to move on, Tilo Kehrer found himself used as the main right-back in the run into the World Cup but with the injury to Zouma and Aguerd’s fitness yet to convince anyone, he’ll likely be moved into centre-back.

The depth in the back-line isn’t enough to see the Hammers through a tough second half of the season with there every chance of a relegation battle if they don’t turn their form around with them currently 16th.

Wan-Bissaka would be an ideal candidate to fill the right-back void at least for the end of the season with his defensive capabilities rarely questioned.

His defensive numbers are ridiculous with him in the top 3% for tackles per 90 and top 1% for interceptions per 90 amongst full-backs over the past year, incredible how much he contributes defensively whilst being a fringe player at Old Trafford.

All three parties would be working in the same direction for a move to happen and with the Englishman having plenty to prove, it’s surely a no-brainer for a struggling West Ham side.

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