West Ham boss David Moyes has told his staff that he would like to sign Liverpool centre-back Nat Phillips in the January transfer window according to a report from Claret and Hugh.
Liverpool defender Phillips is all set to leave Anfield this summer according to Jurgen Klopp (90 Min).
The Hammers manager needs to strengthen his central defensive ranks in January as a matter of urgency.
West Ham duo Angelo Ogbonna and Kurt Zouma are both out with long-term injuries leaving Moyes with Craig Dawson and Issa Diop as his only senior centre-back options.
One of the names continually being linked with a move to the London Stadium is Liverpool defender Nat Phillips (The Evening Standard).
We think that the 24-year-old Reds centre-back would be a good addition for West Ham. And the Hammers boss clearly does as well.
David Moyes wants to sign Nat Phillips for West Ham in the January window
Claret and Hugh claims that Moyes is yet to submit his list of targets to the Hammers board.
However, the Scot has told his backroom staff that Liverpool ace Phillips is someone he wants to sign in January.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp recently described Phillips as ‘unbelievable’ (Liverpool Echo).
He is an old-school, aerially dominant centre-half. The towering defender has all of the attributes that David Moyes usually looks for in a centre-half.
The 24-year-old was brilliant for Liverpool last season when Jurgen Klopp had a real injury crisis to deal with.
The 24-year-old is currently out injured until the new year but The Evening Standard reckon that the Hammers will push ahead with our planned £10 million move to sign him.
That kind of fee would represent excellent value for West Ham.
And Phillips would undoubtedly make us a more defensive unit, if Moyes does indeed bring him to the London Stadium in January.