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West Ham eyeing move to sign £10m-rated Dael Fry after big Angelo Ogbonna injury blow
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West Ham eyeing move to sign £10m-rated Dael Fry after big Angelo Ogbonna injury blow

West Ham are keen to sign Middlesbrough defender Dael Fry in January according to a report from Football League World.

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Hammers boss David Moyes may well now have to change his January transfer plans after Angelo Ogbonna was ruled out for probably the rest of the season having sustained an ACL injury against Liverpool on Sunday.

The addition of a new centre-forward will undoubtedly still be the Hammers’ main priority.

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But with Ogbonna now out for the long-term, signing another centre-back will be a necessity for West Ham.

And it seems as though Moyes has his heart set on one player in particular.

West Ham eyeing Dael Fry swoop

The Middlesbrough centre-half is on the Hammers’ radar according to FLW.

The Boro ace, 24, is a powerful, aerially commanding central defender.

In 11 Championship appearances for Middlesbrough so far this season, Fry has averaged one tackle, 0.3 interceptions, 3.1 clearances and 1.4 blocks per game. He has also won an average of 5.2 aerial duels per match (Who Scored).

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The Boro ace has made 35.4 passes on average per game and recorded a completion rate of 73.3%.

Boro manager Neil Warnock recently described Fry as a ‘revelation’, as quoted by Teesside Live:

“Dael Fry is back now, he’s been a revelation recently and he’s got everything in his game.”

Middlesbrough will demand at least £10 million for the 24-year-old centre-back, according to the Northern Echo.

Fry scoring his only even goal for Boro:

£10 million seems like a lot of money for Fry considering the fact that he is totally unproven in the Premier League.

Ogbonna’s injury has undoubtedly accelerated our need for a combative centre-half though.

In other news…Report: West Ham want £10.2m striker in Jan with 12 goals/assists in 11 games this term

And West Ham could do a lot worse than Dael Fry, that’s for sure.

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