West Ham are still keen to sign Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall in January according to club insider ExWHUemployee.

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The Hammers have somewhat of a central defensive injury crisis on our hands.

Angelo Ogbonna has already been ruled out for the season after suffering an ACL injury against Liverpool last month.

And now there are real concerns that Kurt Zouma could be out for the long-term after he badly hurt his knee against Chelsea on Saturday.

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Perhaps David Moyes will be forced to sign a new centre-back in January. There are plenty of options out there and we have already been linked with a few top-class defenders including the likes of Manchester City ace Nathan Ake (90 Min) and Burnley star James Tarkowski (The Sun).

It seems as though Moyes could go shopping in the Championship again though.

ExWHUemployee claims West Ham could explore Joe Worrall deal in January

The 24-year-old Nottingham Forest defender is on the Hammers’ radar according to Ex.

The West Ham insider was speaking on the West Ham Way podcast and suggested that Worrall could be a target for David Moyes in January:

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“Joe Worrall of Nottingham Forest, a centre-back, he could be someone who we explore with the injury situation at the moment.”

The Sun on Sunday (May 2nd, page 61) were the first to report on our interest in signing the Forest centre-back in May.

We think that Worrall would be a very smart addition for West Ham.

The 24-year-old is well known for being an aerially dominant and a tough tackling centre-back.

 

Worrall stands at 6ft 4in tall and is a real warrior. He is exactly the kind of centre-back David Moyes should be looking to sign.

He is a composed defender, extremely mature for his age and is already a real leader for Forest.

Club insiders Claret and Hugh recently suggested that the man-mountain of a centre-back could be available for just £8 million. The Daily Mail reckon that Nottingham Forest value him closer to £12 million, however.

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If we manage to pick Worrall up for around £10 million or so, then we think that would be very good business. And given our current defensive injury crisis, the 24-year-old would be a very welcome addition at the London Stadium.

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