The domestic transfer window is still open and Premier League side West Ham United are looking to use this to their advantage as reports suggest they are keen on a Championship player.
According to The Mirror and as tweeted by @whufc_news, the Hammers are interested in signing Preston defender Ben Davies this week. His contract expires next year, meaning he could be available for a bargain fee.
Some of the Irons’ fan base don’t seem best pleased at this transfer news, and with good reason. Last term, the 25 year-old’s failed to stand out for the Lilywhites as he averaged only 0.9 tackles and 0.8 interceptions per game, per WhoScored.
It has been a frustrating transfer window for West Ham in terms of centre-backs after unsuccessful pursuits for James Tarkowski and Wesley Fofona. However, it now seems they are looking at alternatives to that pair, much to the dismay of these Irons supporters – one of whom drew comparisons with ex-Preston man Jordan Hugill, who subsequently made just three appearances for the Hammers:
How West Ham fans are reacting to the Ben Davies transfer links:
West Ham are interested in signing Preston North End defender Ben Davies this week. His contract expires next year, meaning he could be available for a bargain fee.
— #GSBOUT West Ham News (@whufc_news) October 11, 2020
Is he better than Dawson? Will he be another Hughill?
— Jon Bish (@Bishy613) October 11, 2020
Moyes buying another player from his old club 🤔
— Matt Drysdale (@matt_mattd5677) October 11, 2020
— West Ham Rambles #GSBOUT (@WestHamRambles) October 11, 2020
This basically Moyes helping he’s old club https://t.co/jyAFdDtCLB
— Harry ⚒ (@HHickford) October 11, 2020
And the agent just happy to be David Moyes’ brother! Gone from offering 30+ for Tarkowski to pinching a nearly out of contract player…
— Gerard Finch (@gerard_finch) October 11, 2020
— Hammertime (@TPO1991) October 11, 2020
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