Date: 5th November 2019 at 8:00am
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West Ham could swoop to sign Rosenborg left-back Birger Meling, according to the Daily Mail.

The newspaper claims that the Hammers are keeping close tabs on the 24-year-old Norway international ahead of a potential deal to sign him.

It is understood that West Ham are not the only team in the hunt to sign Meling with the full-back attracting attention from clubs from across Europe due to his strong form at Norwegian giants Rosenborg this season.

The Daily Mail adds that Meling’s contract expires in December 2020.

OPINION

West Ham’s left-back position has been one that has frustrated supporters in the last couple of seasons. Manuel Pellegrini has Aaron Cresswell and Arthur Masuaku to choose from in that role at the moment but they are both so inconsistent. Neither can be put down as being the first-choice left-back because their form seems to dictate whether or not Pellegrini starts one or the other. Meling has had a decent 2020 season with Rosenborg. He’s an attack-minded left-back who has experience of being in England earlier in his career when he had a spell at Middlesbrough. The Norway international never managed to make a senior appearance for the North-East club but still, that experience could prove handy if he ever does make a return across the North Sea. Meling’s a decent left-back but for someone who is only standing out in Norway’s top-flight, it is hard to see how he can be much of an improvement on what West Ham already have.