According to a report from the Daily Mail, West Ham United are amongst the group of clubs interested in signing Rosenborg left-back Birger Meling.
The Hammers all well-stocked on the left-hand side. Aaron Cresswell signed a new contract earlier this season. Meanwhile, Arthur Masuaku has shown glimpses of his best form in recent times.
Nevertheless, Manuel Pellegrini is seemingly eyeing a new signing in that position. The Daily Mail reports that the Irons are interested in the Norway international, who spent a year on Middlesbrough’s books when he was a youth player.
The report notes that a number of clubs are monitoring Meling. He has just over a year left on his contract with the title-holders.
It is intriguing that West Ham want Meling. Left-back is arguably not an area that Pellegrini needs to address urgently.
Of course, if a marquee signing in that area became available, then it would be worth having a look. However, Meling would have a lot to prove if he did join West Ham in a future window.
He is versatile, and has contributed 23 assists in 160 games at left-back. But given the league he would be arriving from and his contract status, West Ham fans would be forgiven for feeling somewhat underwhelmed for the time-being.