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West Ham reignite interest in Aaron Wan-Bissaka with Ben Johnson set to join Ipswich

West Ham United have revived their interest in Manchester United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka, according to The Times.

The 26-year-old is surplus to requirements at Old Trafford, paving the way for West Ham to sign the former Crystal Palace right-back.

It is unclear how much United will demand for Wan-Bissaka, but he is attracting plenty of interest from clubs at home and abroad.

The Palace academy graduate is valued at £17 million on Transfermarkt, although West Ham could sign him for a lower fee as he enters the final year of his United contract.

Wan-Bissaka is a decent target to replace Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson struggled to secure regular first-team football under David Moyes last season, and his situation is unlikely to be any different under the new manager.

That realisation may have spurred his decision to turn down a new contract offer from the club. He is now set to join Ipswich Town on a four-year deal when his contract expires.

Johnson’s imminent exit will likely accelerate West Ham’s plans to sign a new right-back this summer, and Wan-Bissaka would be an excellent addition to the squad.

Wan-Bissaka struggled with injuries last season, but he featured in 22 Premier League games and eight times across other competitions.

While he’s a natural right-back, Erik ten Hag often deployed him on the left when United’s backline was plagued with injuries.

United are unlikely to offer Wan-Bissaka a new contract. They activated the one-year option in his current contract to protect his value but may be forced to sell or risk losing him for free next year.

That plays into West Ham’s hands, and they should close a deal quickly, especially with other Premier League clubs monitoring his situation.

Wan-Bissaka is a decent player renowned for his tackling and excellent one-on-one defending. He could provide much-needed stability to West Ham’s backline.

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