West Ham are allegedly keen to sign Huddersfield Town midfielder Lewis O’Brien in the summer transfer window.
That’s according to a report from TeamTALK who claims that David Moyes wants to bring the 23-year-old Essex-born ace to the London Stadium in the summer.
We won’t have things all our own way, however.
There are a plethora of clubs interested in signing the Huddersfield ace including the likes of Crystal Palace, Wolves, Burnley, Leeds and Norwich City (TeamTALK).
So West Ham boss Moyes had better act fast if he wants to bring O’Brien to East London before the start of next season.
The thing is, with Alex Kral having failed to impress during his loan spell at the London Stadium, the addition of a central midfielder in the summer may well be a necessity for the Hammers…
West Ham eyeing midfielder swoop in summer window
TeamTALK reckon that the Hammers are plotting a move to sign Lewis O’Brien from Huddersfield in the summer.
The Championship side are currently chasing promotion to the top flight and the 23-year-old has played a key role for them this season.
He is very versatile and can play in central midfield or at left-back or left-wing.
O’Brien has bagged two goals and two assists in 30 Championship outings for the Terriers. During those appearances, the Colchester-born star has averaged 2.5 tackles, one dribble and one clearance per game. He has made 38.9 passes per match on average and has recorded a 77.4% pass completion rate (Who Scored).
Huddersfield are allegedly demanding £12 million for the 23-year-old (TeamTALK).
He obviously has a lot of talent and his versatility will undoubtedly appeal to Moyes.
£12 million seems like an awful lot of money to be paying for a player with absolutely zero experience of playing Premier League football though.
David Moyes recently found out the hard way about the pitfalls of bringing in a central midfielder with no experience of playing in the English top flight.
Alex Kral looks so far off the required standard and he will surely be sent back to Spartak Moscow in the summer.
The 23-year-old Czech international was only signed on loan, so the Hammers owners didn’t leave themselves exposed financially.
Whether the West Ham owners will be prepared to dive in and take a much bigger risk on O’Brien, however, remains to be seen.