Gillingham manager Steve Evans has told the Glasgow Evening Times that West Ham boss David Moyes is a big admirer of Jack Tucker. Celtic and Rangers are also said to be in for the young centre-back.
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Tucker, 20, is valued at around £1.5 million according to the Glasgow Evening Times.
According to a report from the Sun, the Hammers have been scouting the Gillingham centre-back for the past six months or so.
West Ham desperately need to bolster their central defensive ranks. Winston Reid’s future is uncertain, Angelo Ogbonna has just turned 32, and Fabian Balbuena has been in dreadful form this term.
Celtic and Rangers managers Neil Lennon and Steven Gerrard will undoubtedly be keen to do the same.
And Glasgow Evening Times claims that the Hammers, the Hoops and the Gers are all keen to sign Gillingham ace Jack Tucker.
Young player with great potential
The 20-year-old has played 28 of the Gills’ 35 League One games this season, so he is a regular feature in Steve Evans’ side.
In those games, the side from Kent have let in just 26 goals, and have only experienced defeat five times.
According to the Sun, Tucker is a classy centre-back. So by that we can assume that he is a ball-playing defender.
And Evans has told the Glasgow Evening Times that West Ham boss Moyes is a big fan of the young starlet:
“He is an exceptional and exciting young talent. He got into our team at the start of the season and after a few games he’s been outstanding and he’s getting better week by week. We played West Ham earlier this season in the cup and David Moyes is a big admirer of Jack. We know we’re not going to be able to stop the kid moving on but obviously it’s got to be right for the club and, more importantly, right for Jack.”
Considering the current climate, Rangers, Celtic and West Ham will surely all be keen to secure themselves some bargain deals this summer.
And the opportunity to sign a classy young player like Tucker for just £1.5 million will surely prove to be too good to turn down.
Especially after Evans’ glowing reference of the 20-year-old.