West Ham allegedly sent scouts to watch Nottingham Forest centre-back Joe Worrall in action against Liverpool yesterday.

That’s according to a report from The Sunday Mirror (print edition March 20th, page 71).

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Hammers boss David Moyes desperately needs to bolster his central defensive ranks during the summer transfer window.

Angelo Ogbonna is still out injured and will be 34 before the start of the new season. Meanwhile Craig Dawson will soon be 32 and the jury is still very much out on Issa Diop.

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Nottingham Forest ace Joe Worrall is someone who has been persistently linked with a move to the London Stadium over the past year or so.

And it appears as though the Hammers could make a concrete move to sign him in the summer.

West Ham scouts impressed by Worrall

The Sunday Mirror reckon that the Hammers sent scouts to watch the 25-year-old Forest ace in action against Liverpool.

And high-level club insiders Claret and Hugh suggest that they were really impressed with what they saw of Worrall.

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 29 Championship appearances for Forest this season, Worrall has averaged 1.8 tackles, two interceptions, 3.4 clearances and one block per game. He has also won an average of 2.3 aerial duels per match during those outings (Who Scored).

West Ham scouts were very impressed by Nottingham Forest ace Joe Worrall yesterday
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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.

£12 million for Worrall would represent unbelievable business for West Ham.

And if Moyes brings him to the London Stadium in the summer, the Hammers will undoubtedly be a stronger defensive unit next season.

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