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Shane Duffy posts tweet responding to claim that he wants to join West Ham

Shane Duffy has responded on Twitter to his friend’s suggestion that he wants to join West Ham this summer.

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The 33-capped Republic of Ireland international’s best friend Sean Roddy posted a message the other day suggesting that the centre-back’s preference is to join the Hammers:

The tweet obviously got many West Ham fans talking. But Duffy has poured cold water on any potential excitement:

So it seems as though there is a lot of work to do before we can bring Duffy to the London Stadium.

The Daily Record claimed last week that David Moyes is ready to spend £5 million to bring the 28-year-old to West Ham.

And that would surely represent decent value for the Hammers.

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Duffy is an experienced and extremely capable centre-half. He is old school, but his ball dispersion is highly underrated.

Stats

The 28-year-old made 19 Premier League appearances for the Seagulls this season, scoring one goal in the process (Who Scored).

In those outings, he averaged 0.9 tackles, 1.1 interceptions and 3.7 clearances per game. Duffy also won 3.7 aerial duals on average per game in those appearances (Who Scored).

Shane Duffy (Photo by Ben Early – AMA/Getty Images)

The Irishman averaged 33.7 passes per game during those appearances with a very impressive completion rate of 80.7% (Who Scored).

With funds tight in east London, David Moyes will be looking for some bargain signings this summer.

And Duffy certainly would be a real coup for anything like £5 million.

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