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West Ham United: Fans buzzing over Nathaniel Phillips claim

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Taking to Twitter, many West Ham United fans have been left buzzing amid a fresh transfer claim involving Liverpool defender Nathaniel Phillips.

Irons manager David Moyes, who has stated publicly his wish to strengthen in January, has been mainly tipped to target three main positions for the squad.

As per The Evening Standard, it is believed that the Scotsman would ideally like to add a striker, a new centre-half and England international Jesse Lingard to his roster as he seeks to reinforce his options.

West Ham have dropped points in their last three Premier League games, losing to both Wolves and Manchester City before failing to see out their home encounter with Brighton on Wednesday night in a 1-1 draw.

Which centre-back should West Ham sign?

Nathaniel Phillips

Nathaniel Phillips

James Tarkowski

James Tarkowski

Niklas Stark

Niklas Stark

Other (let us know in the comments!)

Other (let us know in the comments!)

As January looms, it could be a chance for the Irons and new recruitment chief Rob Newman to gift Moyes a boost, with Football Insider now claiming that the groundwork is being laid for a move to sign Reds defender Phillips.

According to their sources, as also shared by The Sun, West Ham are lining up a move for the 24-year-old in mid-season, and it is believed that as little as £12m could seal a transfer.

West Ham fans buzzing…

Taking into account Phillips’ age, price tag and ability, it’s little wonder so many Hammers fans believe he is a ‘bargain’ waiting to happen.

According to WhoScored, the towering 6 foot 3 centre-back averaged more clearances per 90 (4.8) than any West Ham defender in the the Premier League over 2020/21. Furthermore, only midfielder Tomas Soucek (6.2) racked up more aerial duels among Moyes’ squad in that time than Phillips (5.6), highlighting the Reds defender’s colossal presence.

Still fairly young at 24, homegrown, seemingly adept at the top level and valued at just £12m, you can understand why many West Ham fans are buzzing as their club eye a “bargain” January move for the Liverpool centre-back.

Check out some of their reactions below:

“he’s absolutely unreal”

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“£12m is a bargain for a player of his age and quality. Let’s get it done if that’s all it takes”

Credit: @TEJAddison

“Absolute bargain.”

Credit: @LeeScourfield

“Wouldn’t be a bad signing at all if true, young and already with PL experience, would give us 3 young and experienced CBs in him, Zouma and Diop and then with the years of experience of Dawson too, no brainer for me”

Credit: @TomGuy93

“Would be a great addition.”

Credit: @WHUSamzini


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“I’d like this. Always looked comfortable when playing for Liverpool.”

Credit: @Denner7s

In other news: Newman now eyeing West Ham bid to sign 129-goal ‘big name’ striker in January, find out more here.

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