Joe Worrall reportedly could be signed to replace Issa Diop at West Ham United in the summer transfer window.
That’s according to a report from The Guardian who claim that the 25-year-old Nottingham Forest centre-back is an option for the Hammers this summer.
It is alleged that David Moyes could be prepared to let Issa Diop leave the London Stadium.
And Worrall would be brought in to replace the 25-year-old West Ham defender.
Central defence is clearly an area at the London Stadium where Moyes needs to strengthen in the summer transfer window.
And it seems as though the Scot has a plan up his sleeve…
West Ham eyeing move to sign Joe Worrall to replace Issa Diop
The Guardian reckon that the former Toulouse centre-back could be allowed to leave the Hammers before the start of next season.
And if Diop does leave, Joe Worrall could be drafted in as his replacement.
We think that the towering central defender would be a superb signing for West Ham.
In 39 Championship appearances for Forest this season, Worrall has averaged 1.9 tackles, 1.8 interceptions, 3.1 clearances and 0.8 blocks per game. He has also won an average of 2.4 aerial duels per match during those outings (Who Scored).
His passing out from the back isn’t exactly the best but it’s far from poor either. Worrall has made 56.7 passes on average per game this season and has recorded a completion rate of 77.2% (Who Scored).
The 25-year-old is well known for being an aerially dominant and a tough tackling central defender.
Worrall stands at 6ft 4in tall and is a real warrior. He is exactly the kind of defender Moyes should be looking to sign. He is a composed defender, extremely mature for his age and is already a real leader for Forest.
And according to a report from The Sun, he could be available for around £12-15 million in the summer.
That sounds like unbelievably good value to us and we believe that Joe Worrall would be a real upgrade on Issa Diop at West Ham this summer.