By Alan Hutton

14th Sep, 2022 | 9:32am

West Ham backed to seal £12m John Egan deal after journalist's update - pundit

Alan Hutton has claimed West Ham should not think twice about paying £12million for John Egan.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Aston Villa right-back said David Moyes “sees something” in the 29-year-old.

According to The Sun‘s Alan Nixon (10 September), the Hammers are planning a £12m move for the centre-back in the January transfer window.

The Republic of Ireland international is said to have been a top target for the Irons during the summer window but a move was refused by the Blades.

The centre-back currently has two years remaining on his contract at Bramall Lane.

When asked if Moyes’ side would be overpaying for the defender at that price, Hutton told Football Insider: “I think that’s a lot of money.

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I’ve not read too much into the whole situation but £12m is a lot of money. But when you see some of the price tags that are getting banded round at this moment in time, you can tell why the prices are high.

The likes of good centre-halves, people that would run through a brick wall for your team is hard to come by and I think he’s that type who would obviously do that. David Moyes obviously sees something in him that would help make the team better.

“If they value him at £12m and so do West Ham then fair enough.

Egan has made ten appearances for the Blades across all competitions this season.

During those outings he has provided one assist.

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