West Ham are keen to sign Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall this summer, as reported by The Sun on Sunday (May 2, page 61)) via hammersNews
It has been claimed that the Hammers have already contacted Forest regarding Worrall’s availability at the end of the season
According to the Daily Mirror, West Ham is expected to pay around £ 10million to disembark their man
Worrall has appeared in 30 league games for Forest in 2020/21 and recorded some impressive stats along the way
According to WhoScored, he made 126 clearances and blocked 27 shots on goal No West Ham player has been able to match those numbers
Forest has had a disappointing campaign and currently sits 16th in the table However, with Worrall at the back, they have managed to concede fewer goals than any other team outside of the top four in the division.
David Moyes has used Craig Dawson, Angelo Ogbonna, Fabian Balbuena and Issa Diop as center-back this season
However, Dawson and Ogbonna will turn 31 and 33 respectively this month, while Balbuena is out of contract this summer and is set to leave the east London club
With that in mind, it’s no surprise that the Irons are looking to provide reinforcements in this area of the field.
After 28 league games, West Ham had conceded 32 goals To put that into perspective, Manchester United had conceded the same number of goals at the same stage of the season
West Ham’s defensive strength seems to have evaporated in the last five games, however in their last game in March they lost a three-goal lead against Arsenal, ultimately having to settle for a draw 3 -3
They scored two more goals in the two games against Wolves and Leicester for the kick-off in April, then left three in a 3-2 loss to Newcastle
Their last outing against Chelsea was a quieter affair, but Moyes’ men still conceded the only goal of the game In total, Lukasz Fabianski has been beaten 11 times in his last five appearances
Meanwhile, Worrall has been part of one of the strongest defenses in the championship and looks poised to step up to the top
At 24, he’s likely to have his best years ahead of him and could help Moyes with a problem that suddenly took hold at West Ham in their last five games.
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