West Ham United may have to pay just £6 million for Nottingham Forest centre-back Joe Worrall according to club insiders Claret and Hugh.

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Hammers boss David Moyes wants to sign the 24-year-old defender in the summer according to a report from The Sun on Sunday (May 2nd, page 61).

West Ham may well be looking to bolster their central defensive options in the summer.

Fabian Balbuena faces an uncertain future at the London Stadium whilst the jury is still out on Issa Diop.

Meanwhile, Angelo Ogbonna and Craig Dawson will be 33 and 31 respectively before the start of next season.

Joe Worrall (Photo by Jon Hobley/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

West Ham signing Joe Worrall would be a smart move

The 24-year-old is worth around £10 million according to The Daily Mirror.

 

Claret and Hugh are now claiming that West Ham could pick Worrall up for closer to £6 million, however.

We know how wrong C&H have been in the past with their valuations of potential new signings though.

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Joe Worrall (Photo by Jon Hobley/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

So we can’t read too much into it.

Perhaps £10 million would be a more realistic price for the Hammers to pay for the Forest defender.

The towering centre-back is a real warrior and he is exactly the kind of centre-back West Ham should be looking to sign.

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And £10 million for Worrall could end up looking like a real bargain in a few years time. £6 million would be even better, obviously. We just have to hope that Claret and Hugh have got this one spot on.

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