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Frederik Alves expected to join West Ham in January report claims
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Frederik Alves expected to join West Ham in January report claims

According to a report from Ekstra Bladet, Silkeborg defender Frederik Alves is expected to join West Ham in January.

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Hammers boss David Moyes was first linked with a 10 million DKK (£1.2 million) move to sign the 21-year-old in September (Danish website Bold).

Danish media outlet BT then claimed that West Ham were very close to bringing Alves to the London Stadium.

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As yet, however, there has been no official announcement of the Hammers signing the young Dane.

Moyes will undoubtedly be looking at making a centre-back signing in January. Bringing Craig Dawson to east London on a season-long loan was obviously a short-term fix to a long-term problem.

So signing a young and talented centre-back will undoubtedly be featuring highly on Moyes’s wish-list.

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Ekstra Bladet claims that Frederik Alves is expected to join West Ham in January.

And if it happens, he will be a very exciting addition for us.

The Dane is young and inexperienced, but he has great potential. Standing at 6ft 3in tall, he is commanding in the air and is a great reader of the game.

£1.2 million for Alves would be an absolute snip and the Silkeborg ace is exactly the kind of signing West Ham should be making.