Nottingham Forest are eyeing a move for talented West Ham youngster Emmanuel Longelo, according to Ex-WHU employee on Twitter.
The youngster penned a new deal with the Hammers back in May and he has a contract at the London Stadium until 2023.
He made his first-team debut for the Londoners in September 2020, featuring for the last 21 minutes of a 5-1 win over Hull City.
The left-back has made one senior outing during 2021/22. He played the full 90 minutes as West Ham lost 1-0 to Dinamo Zagreb in the Europa League.
Longelo has been a regular for the under-23 ranks this season. He’s made 13 appearances, playing as a left-back or occasionally as a left-winger.
It’s unclear at this stage whether Forest are trying to make a move this month, or whether they’ll wait until the summer. Max Lowe is the first choice left-back at the club.
He’s only on loan from Sheffield United, however, and it seems the club are making contingency plans.
At 21, Longelo will fancy a crack at regular first-team football and he stands more chance of doing that at Forest.
With just a year remaining on his deal in the summer, perhaps the Hammers would be willing to do business for Longelo before next week’s deadline.
Reaction: What have Forest fans said about Longelo?
It’s fair to say that supporters don’t know too much about the youngster that is the latest man to be linked with Forest.
However, it appears that plenty are pretty happy with the type of player that Forest are being linked with these days.
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Longelo was in fine form when he started against Dinamo Zagreb earlier this season. It was, of course, technically a dead rubber but he wasn’t fazed in the slightest.
Following this afternoon’s links, we looked at what supporters were saying on Twitter as Forest eye a move for Longelo.