As per 90min, West Ham United manager David Moyes is eyeing a move for Middlesbrough’s Dael Fry amid his search for a new centre-back.
The Lowdown: Irons suffer Ogbonna blow…
Since defensive mainstay Angelo Ogbonna’s anterior cruciate ligament injury, which rules him out for the foreseeable future, the Hammers have been eyeing new additions in the January market.
The Evening Standard claimed that Moyes will be backed to bring in a defender mid-season after their crushing Ogbonna blow, with the likes of Burnley’s James Tarkowski linked with a move.
Liverpool’s Nathaniel Phillips is also reportedly on their radar as the Irons weigh up plenty of options, with one fruitful source potentially being the Championship.
Football League World claimed that West Ham have ‘already made checks’ regarding Fry and QPR colossus Rob Dickie, with 90min now sharing the latest.
The Latest: West Ham eye Fry…
Backing FLW’s claim, 90min reporter Cudworth said that Moyes has sent his scouts to watch the Middlesbrough centre-back alongside the likes of Dickie and Lloyd Kelly.
He is one of the English second tier’s ‘hottest properties’ and West Ham could turn to the division as they scour their network far and wide in the pursuit of a defender.
The Verdict: Good option?
Thriving at the Riverside Stadium and continuing to be a key player for new Boro manager Chris Wilder, the 24-year-old would come to West Ham with significant sell-on value.
He is also valued at around £5.4m by Transfermarkt, and while this is just an estimation, any figure around that price would gift the Hammers a cheaper alternative to other targets like Tarkowski, who is rated at around £20m.
If Moyes is to turn to the Championship in search of centre-back options, Boro’s key defender certainly stands out.
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