If the Hammers fail for a move for Southampton’s Kyle Walker-Peters, they could make a move for Manchester United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka this summer. 

West Ham’s main target for the right-back position this summer is reportedly Kyle Walker-Peters, and with Flynn Downes likely to go the other way a deal is likely. However, Tottenham Hotspur are also interested in a move for the full-back, despite signing right-back Archie Gray from Leeds.

Spurs could be in need of another full-back this summer as Emerson Royal, who like Walker-Peters is able to play both sides of defence. The English defender was a product of the Tottenham academy, joining the club in 2013 he went on to make 12 first-team appearances before being sold to the Saints in 2015. So, a homecoming could make sense for the defender, despite being more likely to get game time in East London.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka is a player that West Ham have always held an interest in and is a player the majority of West Ham fans would love to see in Claret and Blue. However, it is difficult to see how he would fit into a Julen Lopetegui team.

The Spaniard likes a lot of the team’s creativity to come from his full-backs through crossing. While his attacking output has improved, after being ridiculed for it during the start of his time at Old Trafford. He is far from a specialist when it comes to attacking output, providing just 17 assists in 236 career matches to date.

Likely, Lopetegui would much prefer the signing of Kyle Walker-Peters due to his superiority in attack. However, Wan-Bissaka would be far from a bad option due to his outstanding defensive qualities, with his interceptions and tackling being undoubtedly one of the best in the Premier League. Wan-Bissaka is in the top 1% for tackles out of fullbacks in Europe’s top 5 leagues over the past year.