West Ham United right-back Harrison Ashby and Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe both share the same agent.
Now that could be a real problem for the Hammers and great news for Newcastle in the January transfer window.
Ashby, 20, was set to join Newcastle United on transfer deadline day this summer, according to The Daily Mail.
And Ashby is rumored to be hesitant to sign a new contract with West Ham before his current deal expires in the summer of 2023.
West Ham boss David Moyes obviously still has time to convince Ashby to stay at the London stadium, but it looks like the stars could be lining up for the young right-back to unfortunately join the Magpies.
We think Ashby is a huge talent, and losing him to Newcastle would be an absolutely huge blow for West Ham.
West Ham star Harrison Ashby shares same agent as Newcastle boss Eddie Howe
The 20-year-old and the Magpies manager are both represented by the Wasserman agency (Transfermarkt).
West Ham fans know Wasserman all too well.
Mark Warburton’s daughter is account manager there, while David Moyes’ son was also employed.
Newcastle’s interest in Ashby is clear and obvious, with Howe desperate to bring a talented youngster back to St James’ Park in January (Chronicle).
And the link between Howe and Ashby Wasserman could well tip the balance in favor of Newcastle.
I think West Ham will really regret losing Ashby to Newcastle, should the youngster indeed swap East London for Tyneside.
The 20-year-old is a truly brilliant player with a very bright future ahead of him.
Described as an “excellent” player by Football.LondonHarrison Ashby is one of the brightest talents to come through the ranks at West Ham.
And Moyes should do everything in his power to keep him at the London Stadium.
Eddie Howe appears to be very well placed to bring Harrison Ashby from West Ham to Newcastle in the January transfer window.
And that would be a huge shame for the Hammers.
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