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Big blow for West Ham as Leeds reportedly ready to hijack bargain deal for for 20-year-old
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Big blow for West Ham as Leeds reportedly ready to hijack bargain deal for for 20-year-old

According to a report from Danish media outlet BT, Leeds could hijack West Ham’s alleged deal to sign Frederik Alves Ibsen.

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According to Danish website Bold, West Ham were set to sign the Silkeborg defender in January for around 10 million DKK (£1.2 million).

But it appears as though the Hammers will now face competition from Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa.

The Whites manager wants to bring the towering 20-year-old centre-back to Elland Road, according to a report from Danish media outlet BT.

Frederik Alves Ibsen (Photo by Lars Ronbog / FrontZoneSport via Getty Images)

 

So it seems as though it will now depend on which club the player actually wants to join.

And West Ham boss David Moyes will most likely have to pull out all of the stops to convince the young Dane to move to the London Stadium.

The 20-year-old, who stands at 6ft 3in tall, has already made 48 senior appearances for Silkeborg (Transfermarkt).

Frederik Alves Ibsen (Photo by Lars Ronbog / FrontZoneSport via Getty Images)

He is a powerful and aerially commanding centre-back. The young Dane seems to have all of the attributes needed to succeed in the Premier League.

Alves Ibsen obviously has a long way to go before he has what it takes to be a regular for either Leeds or West Ham.

But the early signs are very good.

And whichever club wins the race for his signature will have an extremely capable young player on their hands.