West Ham have rejected two bids from QPR for left-back Emmanuel Longelo, reports The Athletic.
Earlier this month, journalist Mike McGrath revealed that QPR had had an approach for Longelo, 21, knocked back.
The Hammers full-back is yet to make his Premier League debut for the club. Last season though, Longelo became a target of both Nottingham Forest and Peterborough United, with links to Millwall and QPR having cropped up this summer.
And writing in a recent report for The Athletic, Roshane Thomas has revealed that QPR have in fact had two bids for Longelo turned down this summer, but it doesn’t say when the bids were placed and rejected.
QPR’s left-back woes…
QPR looked set to be in the market for a left-back this summer with Lee Wallace out of contract, the likes of Niko Hamalainen struggling for form and Sam McCallum returning to parent club Norwich City.
Michael Beale has already brought in Kenneth Paal and so, if the club’s bids for Longelo were placed before they brought in Paal, it could mean that the R’s are no longer pursuing Longelo. But the west Londoners could also be keen on bolstering in that position and adding a younger player like Longelo.
Thomas though goes on to reveal that Longelo is set to train with the West Ham first-team this summer and so it could be that David Moyes has plans for the Englishman next season, with Longelo now entering the final year of his contract at the club.
Still, West Ham could take a look at Longelo this summer and decide to move him on, but after rejecting multiple bids from QPR it could indicate that he’s staying at the club.