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Report: West Ham join race for QPR left-back Ryan Manning

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Report: West Ham join race for QPR left-back Ryan Manning

West Ham are reportedly eyeing defender Ryan Manning from Championship outfit QPR.

According to London Football News, the Hammers have been alerted to the 23-year-old, who is out of contract at Loftus Road at the end of the season.

It is understood that Manuel Pellegrini’s side along with Premier League club Watford are looking at the Irishman.

Manning is a versatile player that has been converted from a midfielder into a full-back recently and is now thriving in a left-back role.

He’s played every minute in the Championship so far this campaign for QPR, who sit ninth in the league table.


The left-footed ace is an attack-minded player that has great delivery into the box and likes to make overlapping runs beyond his winger.

He has spent most of his career so far developing his game in the Championship with QPR and previously on loan at Rotherham United, but is yet to play in the English top-flight.

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TBR’s View:

Manning is an exciting talent in the Championship that has the traits of a modern full-back and has performer well for QPR in recent months.

But West Ham’s interest does seem slightly odd, as they already have Arthur Masuaku and Aaron Cresswell vying for the left-back position at the London Stadium.

Pellegrini is trying to build a Hammers team that can push for European football and it would surely be too big a step for Manning to make anytime soon, as he’s still progressing well at QPR.

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