West Ham United have scouted Millwall winger Jed Wallace previously and fresh links with a move for the 27-year-old suggest he remains on their radar, according to club insider ExWHUEmployee.
Football League World exclusively revealed last week that Premier League clubs Brentford, Burnley, Crystal Palace, Newcastle United, and West Ham, alongside Scottish duo Celtic and Rangers, and Championship rivals West Bromwich Albion were all tracking Wallace and keen to sign him in January.
Millwall’s talismanic attacker is out of contract at The Den next summer and though an offer is on the table, he is yet to sign it meaning his future remains unclear.
Speaking on The West Ham Way podcast, ExWHUEmployee revealed that Wallace is a player that the east London club have scouted previously and added that the current speculation suggests they remain interested.
He said: “Interesting there is a guy at Millwall, he’s 27, Jed Wallace.
“I know that we’ve watched him in the past and the fact that outlets are reporting about our interest suggests that the interest is still there.”
Wallace has made a fantastic start to the season, scoring three times and adding two assists already, and looks set to be the Lions key attacking player once again this term.
Since he first arrived from Wolves in 2016, the winger has added 39 goals and 40 assists in 228 appearances for the south London club – with the last two seasons arguably the most impressive of his career to date.
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It’s not a huge surprise to hear that Wallace is a player that the Hammers have scouted in the past as he’s been consistently impressing in the Championship over the past few years.
What it shows is that he’s a player that the east London club are certainly aware of and that may encourage them to make a move in January with interest building.
Should Wallace’s contract situation stay the same, Millwall look likely to face a decision when the winter window rolls around – whether to cash in or hope that he can be convinced to stay before his deal runs out in the summer.
It seems as though there won’t be a shortage of interest, which may mean that the Lions may get a decent fee despite his contract situation.
The Hammers have raided the Championship for attacking talent in previous windows and it seems January could see them do the same again.