Emmanuel Longelo set to leave West Ham United, interest from three clubs
West Ham are set to let Emmanuel Longelo leave the club this summer with Rangers, Nottingham Forest and Bournemouth interested, according to ExWHUemployee [June 13].
The Hammers rejected a bid for the 21-year-old left-back in January from Forest, who went on to get promoted from the Championship and will be in the Premier League next season.
But they are now expected to return with a new bid this summer and according to Ex, who was speaking on his Patreon podcast, they will need to up their offer to beat off competition and secure a deal.
“Emmanuel Longelo, the full back that played in Europe for us, has got interest from Nottingham Forest, Rangers, Bournemouth and he’s set to leave,” he said.
“We were going to allow him to leave in January but Forest didn’t put the correct amount in for him. I believe if they do that in this window he will be moving to one of those clubs.”
David Moyes has always been one to give young players a chance if they’re good enough, and he showed what he thought of Longelo when he played him in the Europa League during the 2021/22 season.
However long-term it’s clear that the decision on Longelo’s future is that he won’t be of sufficient quality at the London Stadium and is instead being allowed to forge a career for himself elsewhere.
While no fee is mentioned, with just one year remaining on his deal it’s unlikely to be an expensive deal and more likely to be a first-come first-served type of situation.
Longelo will have to decide between regular first-team football in the Championship, a battle with a Premier League outfit or a move up north to Scotland where the level is lower.
Either way the left-back can leave with his head held high that he was a first-team player at the club he grew up at ad hopefully he can go on to establish a great career for himself going forward.
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