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Report claims West Ham have identified new target; 25-year-old will cost £10 million

According to The Sunday Mirror (October 11th, page 73), West Ham are interested in signing Preston North End defender Ben Davies.

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Hammers boss David Moyes has made it very clear that central defence is an area where he would like to strengthen before the extended transfer window slams shut on Friday.

Disharmony is running high at the London Stadium at the moment.

The West Ham fans were angry that David Sullivan failed to get any signings over the line last Monday.


Names such as James Tarkowski, Wesley Fofana and Nikola Milenkovic have all passed us by.

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But it seems as though there is a new name on Moyes’s list.

According to The Sunday Mirror (October 11th, page 73), West Ham are keen to sign Preston’s Ben Davies.

And the Sheffield Star reckons the 25-year-old will cost around £10 million.

Ben Davies (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

Good signing?

Davies played 36 Championship games for Preston last season. In those outings, the centre-back averaged 0.9 tackles, 0.8 interceptions, 4.5 clearances and 0.9 blocks per game (Who Scored).

The 25-year-old also won an average of 3.2 aerial duals per game during those appearances (Who Scored).

Davies is certainly a very solid defender. But he has no experience of top flight football. £10 million really does seem like a lot of money for the Preston man.

And David Sullivan shelling out that kind if cash for the 25-year-old is surely unlikely to say the least.

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