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.

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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 West Ham fans said about Forest interest in Longelo?

It’s pretty fair to say that the Hammers faithful aren’t happy with the interest in the young full-back, with many feeling that he could still do a job.

As a youngster, it does seem strange that the Hammers are willing to cash in on a player who has been given a Europa League outing by David Moyes this season.

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Forest, it seems, would be getting a really shrewd signing and it will be interesting to see if a deal can be struck between the two clubs.

Here is what the West Ham faithful have had to say on Twitter; with Forest linked with the Premier League talent.

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