West Ham have been dealt a blow this morning with the Daily Mail reporting that Crystal Palace, Brighton and Sheffield United are all trying to sign Wolves centre-back Dion Sanderson this summer.

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The Daily Mail recently reported that Hammers boss David Moyes is keen to bring the 21-year-old defender to the London Stadium.

West Ham may well be looking to bolster their centre-back ranks this summer.

Fabian Balbuena is out of contract soon and Angelo Ogbonna will be 33 before the start of next season.

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And Wolves youngster Dion Sanderson would be a very wise addition for the Hammers.

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The 21-year-old has really impressed this season on loan in League One with Sunderland.

 

In 18 league appearances for the Black Cats this season, Sanderson has averaged 1.1 tackles, 0.7 interceptions, 2.4 clearances and 0.6 blocks per game. He has also won an average of 1.9 aerial duals per match (Who Scored).

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Dion Sanderson (Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images )

The 21-year-old is a centre-back by trade by can also operate as a right-back.

Standing at 6ft 2in tall, the Wolves ace cuts an imposing physique. He is strong in the air, extremely athletic and quick along the ground.

The Wolves owned ace has a lot of potential. He certainly seems to have all of the ingredients needed to go on and become a top class centre-back.

Sanderson could be a very good signing for West Ham. Whether the Hammers can beat the likes of Crystal Palace, Brighton and Sheffield United to his signature, however, remains to be seen.

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