Date: 10th March 2021 at 3:00pm
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West Ham are back in contention to sign Rochdale starlet Kwadwo Baah, after a move to leaders Manchester City collapsed according to Football League World

The young Rochdale forward was believed to be edging closer to a move to Manchester City on a pre- agreement before that deal collapsed this week.

That collapse puts back into contention having previously held an interest in the 18-year-old, with the report claiming a number of clubs are keen on holding talks with a view to a summer switch.

Having made a debut last season, Baah has made giant strides into the first-team this term, making 26 appearances in all competitions scoring three times and making two assists in those outings.

Hailed as a ‘special talent’ by former Rochdale Brian Barry-Murphy, Baah showed a taste of that talent this season with a wondergoal in against Charlton Atheltic.

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OPINION

Signing a youngster who was on the brink of a move to a club with the spending power of Manchester City would have to be regarded as a coup.

Given that level of interest in the -born teenager, it would be safe to assume there was a player blessed with an abundance of ability, who could be ready to make the step up to the big time.

This is also a transfer that would buy into the cohesion David Moyes is looking to bring into the football club, signing younger players with plenty to prove.