By Mike Southey

30th Aug, 2022 | 1:10pm

Will Salthouse instigates West Ham United push to sign Aaron Wan-Bissaka

ExWHUemployee has shared that agent Will Salthouse instigated West Ham United approaching Manchester United to sign Aaron Wan-Bissaka this week.

It has been reported that the Red Devils turned down the move to bring the flying right-back to the London Stadium in a domestic loan deal for the rest of the season.

Wan-Bissaka now looks set to remain at Old Trafford, with Manchester United preferring to either keep him, or negotiate a deal to sell him permanently.

Writing on the official West Ham Way Patreon on Tuesday (30 August), Ex shared how the talks for Wan-Bissaka came out of nowhere over the past week.

“As we have mentioned so many times before the club have been speaking to a number of clubs about domestic loans and I can confirm that Manchester United right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka was a player we discussed,” he wrote.

“This was instigated by his agent Will Salthouse (an agent we have used many times before) who often deals with West Ham and Crystal Palace. Unfortunately, Manchester United turned down the approach and would rather sell the player or keep him. It looks like he will remain at the club now.  

“It will be interesting to see if we go for other right-back targets as I know there have been some concerns of Coufal’s form.”

Move On.

After spending more than £150million, it was no surprise to see our attention potentially move to loan deals.

Lucas Paqueta has become the record-deal for the club, and a couple more new faces could make us a much more well-rounded squad ready to climb back up the Premier League.

It has been a slow start to the season, but the win over Aston Villa last time out will hopefully see us start to rise back up, and with two days left in the transfer window, new signings obviously help that.

Salthouse is known for his close work with both West Ham United and Crystal Palace, so it’s no surprise to see many familiar names pop up during each window.

Palace are more likely to cough out a fee to sign Wan-Bissaka and take him back to Selhurst Park permanently, but that won’t happen with us.

Time to move on and try and get a couple more smart signings over the line, keep an eye on those loan chances.