According to a report from Claret and Hugh, Manchester United defender Phil Jones is a likely transfer target for West Ham boss David Moyes.

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The Hammers boss needs to bolster his defensive ranks at the London Stadium this summer.

Centre-back and right-back are two positions in particular where Moyes would like to bolster.

And with that in mind, a move for Manchester united defender Phil Jones would seem to make sense.

Claret and Hugh suggests that the 27-capped England international is a likely target for West Ham this summer, but a loan deal would be more likely than a permanent transfer.

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It has been claimed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is willing to allow the former Blackburn Rovers defender to leave Old Trafford this summer (TEAMtalk).

Decent addition?

Jones, 28, would hardly be an inspirational signing for the Hammers. But he might be able to do a decent job in east London.


The centre-back has made just two Premier League appearances all season for United. Injuries have played their part, but even if he was fully fit, it is questionable whether he would be a regular starter under Solskjaer.

On his day, Jones is a very capable defender, however. And a loan move would not be the worst signing that West Ham could make this summer.

The 28-year-old has been openly critical of David Moyes in the past, however.

Back in 2015, Jones suggested that United was a pretty glum place to be playing football when the Scot was in charge at Old Trafford, as quoted by BBC Sport:

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“I wouldn’t say it’s the lowest moment. I think it became pretty glum under David Moyes.”

Whether Moyes would be able to move past those comments and let bygones be bygones remains to be seen.

If he can, however, it seems as though there is a good chance that Jones could be plying his trade at the London Stadium next season.

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