West Ham United are on the lookout for a new defender after being linked with a move for Sheffield United’s John Egan, according to transfer insider Dean Jones, who admitted his surprise that such strong links are only emerging now.
The Lowdown: Egan linked with West Ham
The 29-year-old has played the full 90 minutes in all of Sheffield United’s league games so far this season.
The Latest: Jones’ claim
Jones says that he is surprised that West Ham didn’t test the Blades’ resolve with a formal offer during the summer, especially when it seemed like Craig Dawson was set to leave the east London club.
Speaking with GiveMeSport about Egan, the transfer insider claimed: “My main surprise is that he’s not a guy they really considered during the whole of the summer.
“So obviously, we know they’re on the lookout for future defenders, and there was probably one more signing potentially on the cards they could have done in that area.”
The Verdict: Solid option
Previously hailed as an ‘unreal’ player by commentator Oisin Langan, it is no surprise to see that the Irons want to bring the Blades defender to the London Stadium in January.
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