Manchester duo eye swoop for West Ham talent Nathan Trott

West Ham face a fight to retain the services of young goalkeeper Nathan Trott as both Manchester clubs are eyeing a move, according to The Daily Mirror.

What’s the word?

Manuel Pellegrini’s West Ham side have struggled to find their feet on the field this season, losing five of eight league games so far, and the Chilean boss is also set for another stern battle behind the scenes at the London Stadium.

The Daily Mirror says third-choice goalkeeper Nathan Trott is attracting the interest of both Manchester City and Manchester United as he edges towards the final 18 months of his contract, leaving West Ham battling to secure his future.

Trott, who won the U19 European Championships with England last summer, is regularly being scouted by the Premier League giants and Bundesliga side RB Leipzig are also expressing an interest.

Pressure on the Hammers?

With Adrian and Fabianski both the wrong side of 30, Nathan Trott currently stands as the Hammers’ long-term number one at the London Stadium but his struggles to secure first-team opportunities could cause issues.

Trott was a loan target for a number of clubs during the summer but the Irons were keen to ensure he remained as third-choice at the club this season but the signing of Fabianski from Swansea City has further reduced his opportunities.

Now set to enter the final 18 months of his deal, the 19-year-old could be lured away by the prospect of regular playing time and it represents another contract headache for West Ham, who are also battling to tie Declan Rice down to a new deal.

Therefore, questions will be asked about West Ham’s stance regarding contracts of young talents and major changes need to be made to avoid another saga developing.