West Ham United want to sign Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall in the summer but could face competition from Leicester City.
That’s according to a report from Football League World who claim that Hammers boss David Moyes is keen to bring the 25-year-old man mountain to the London Stadium this summer.
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Central defence is an area at the London Stadium where Moyes desperately needs to strengthen before the start of next season.
And Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers is clearly in the same boat at The King Power Stadium.
With Angelo Ogbonna still out with an ACL injury and set to turn 34 at the end of this month, signing a top-class central defender will be pivotal for Moyes in the summer transfer window.
And it seems as though the Scot has someone in particular in mind…
West Ham eyeing summer swoop for Joe Worrall
Football League World claim that the 25-year-old Forest ace is firmly on the Hammers’ radar although we could face competition from Leicester for his signature.
We think that the towering central defender would be a superb signing for West Ham.
And according to a report from The Sun, he could be available for around £12-15 million.
In 40 Championship appearances for Forest this season, Worrall has averaged 1.9 tackles, two interceptions, 3.1 clearances and one block 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 55.1 passes on average per game this season and has recorded a completion rate of 77% (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.
High-level club insiders Claret and Hugh suggest that Moyes and his scouts have been really impressed with what they’ve seen of Worrall this season.
£12 million for the 25-year-old would represent unbelievable business for West Ham and this is a deal that we should be all over.
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