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Fabrizio Romano says Tyrell Malacia rejected West Ham before joining Manchester United
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Fabrizio Romano says Tyrell Malacia rejected West Ham before joining Manchester United

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Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Manchester United new boy Tyrell Malacia rejected a chance to sign for West Ham – two days before he agreed to move to Old Trafford.

The Hammers had an impressive transfer window this summer. They completed permanent deals for seven new players – including Gianluca Scamacca and Lucas Paqueta, who are both incredible signings.

Fabrizio Romano says Tyrell Malacia rejected West Ham before joining Manchester United

West Ham went into the market looking for a new left-back this summer. They were linked with a whole host of names, but it was Chelsea’s Emerson that they managed to bring in, in the end.

However, before that happened, David Moyes apparently picked up the phone and called Malacia to convince him to join the Hammers.

“I can reveal that on Saturday, West Ham were looking for a left-back before signing Emerson. But, West Ham had direct contact with Malacia, there was direct contact also between David Moyes and player side.

“But, the player had his decision made on Lyon. He said no to West Ham to go to Lyon. Then, on Sunday night, Man United appeared and signed Malacia.

“This deal was incredible.”

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Malacia has impressed

Malacia has played every game for Manchester United so far this season, and he has done well.

The Red Devils paid £14.7 million (Sky Sports) to sign him from PSV Eindhoven in what really was a surprise deal. However, early signs suggest that he could go on to become one of their best bargains.

Malacia’s performances have caught the eye of the likes of Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra. The former even branded the youngster as ‘tremendous’ and ‘outstanding’.

He would’ve been a fine signing for West Ham, but they just couldn’t get it done.

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