A report from London Football News has claimed that West Ham United have joined fellow Premier League side Newcastle United in tracking Queens Park Rangers man Ryan Manning ahead of the January transfer window.

Over the course of the past few weeks, Queens Park Rangers man Ryan Manning has been linked with a move to the Premier League, with the likes of Southampton and Newcastle United being credited with interest in the in-form man.

Now, it has been claimed that a new club has started to track the left-back, with it being revealed that West Ham United are also keen on Manning. Manning’s deal runs out at the end of the season and given his strong first half of the campaign, a number of clubs are interested in the possibility of bringing him in on the cheap in the January transfer window.

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Since the arrival of Mark Warburton, Manning has been undergoing a transformation from a central midfielder to a left-back and has been starring in the role so far this season. The 23-year-old has played in 17 games across all competitions so far, playing in every minute of the R’s 15 Championship games. He has scored one goal and provided three assists in the process.

Despite the ongoing links with a move to the Premier League, Rangers manager Mark Warburton has said he is not concerned about the speculation surrounding Manning, saying:

“Ryan’s been playing well and it’s part and parcel of the game that there’ll be speculation about a player who’s performing well. It doesn’t bother me and I know Ryan is happy here and knows he has to stay fully focused. In many ways the more speculation there is about players the better. It means they’re doing well.”


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