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Report: West Ham eye Championship stars Ryan Manning and Antonee Robinson

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Report: West Ham eye Championship stars Ryan Manning and Antonee Robinson

The duo have been earmarked as potential signings for David Moyes this summer.

West Ham United are keen on signing Ryan Manning from QPR and Antonee Robinson from Wigan Athletic, according to the Evening Standard.

David Moyes has identified the Championship duo, alongside R’s star Eberechi Eze who remains a primary target for the Hammers.

The West Ham boss has anticipated that his budget could be restricted in the summer. With that in mind, he appears to be working on a few additions from the Championship.

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Manning, 24, played 41 times for Mark Warburton’s side last season and typically operates as a left-back.

Robinson is two years younger than the QPR man but can also play as a left-winger too.

It would seem that Moyes has identified a need to enhance his full-back department this summer.

Ben Johnson impressed at left-back towards the end of the campaign but it appears Moyes wants options.

Robinson is an interesting one and shouldn’t be short of suitors this summer.

 

He nearly signed for AC Milan for £6 million in January but failed his medical at the San Siro.

Robinson returned to the DW Stadium and was part of a blistering second half of the season for Paul Cook’s men.

Having dropped into administration, however, the 12-point deduction means the Latics have dropped back into League One and that will surely spell an exit for Robinson.

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After years of overpaying on average foreign imports, West Ham fans might welcome the club shopping closer to home.

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Eze would, of course, be a superb addition but there’s no reason why he should be the last to arrive from the Championship.

Both Manning and Robinson would represent attractive signings, that could enhance Moyes’ squad.

With the budget likely to be smaller this season, the club needs to be savvy and poaching Championship stars might make a refreshing change.

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