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West Ham United want Angelino – and it’s a move that Rob Newman may have a huge influence on after his time at Manchester City.

The Hammers are in the market for more new additions after securing Alphonse Areola, Nayef Aguerd, Flynn Downes and Gianluca Scamacca.

Whilst another winger and midfielder appear to be on David Moyes’ wish list, another left back could be brought in as well.

Aaron Cresswell turns 33 later this year and it looks like Arthur Masuaku will be leaving the club to join Besiktas.

Bringing in a younger left back could rise up West Ham’s list of priorities, with an interesting name being linked.

West Ham United want Angelino

La Voz De Galicia report that West Ham have shown an interest in signing RB Leipzig ace Angelino.

Leipzig have just signed a new left back in David Raum, paying a big fee to lure him away from Hoffenheim.

That means Angelino is now being demoted to second choice and is like to be sold following Raum’s arrival.

Brighton and Hove Albion as well as Hoffenheim themselves are also thought to be keen on signing Angelino.

The Spaniard is an interesting proposition for West Ham given that he provides superb service into the box.

Very much an attack-minded left back and somewhat diminutive at 5ft 9in, Angelino has twice been signed by Manchester City in his career.

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What’s interesting is that a current West Ham man played a huge role in identifying Angelino as a target for City.

The Athletic reported in 2021 that Rob Newman – now West Ham’s head of recruitment – played an important role in bringing Angelino to City.

Newman was working as an international scout for City and helped identify Spanish trio Angelino, Brahim Diaz and Pablo Maffeo.

That was when Angelino was emerging with Deportivo La Coruna before making his move to City in 2013.

Fast forward around nine years and Newman could now play a key role in signing Angelino once again, this time for West Ham.

That’s something that may well appeal to Angelino, as after two spells with City didn’t give him a solid Premier League career, it could be third time lucky with the Hammers.

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