West Ham set to pounce on PL enforcer after huge bid turned down - reports
West Ham have joined the race for West Bromwich Albion’s Jonny Evans with David Moyes believing the defender could help solve the club’s defensive woes, according to a report.
The Daily Mirror reports that the Hammers would face a battle to get the player with Everton and Manchester City interested, as well as WBA not wanting to sell their key player.
According to the same report, Moyes has identified Evans’ leadership ability as something the club’s defence could do with.
Evans has featured 13 times for WBA this season, grabbing one goal, and has only missed three league games for the Baggies.
WBA rejected several bids for the defender in the last transfer window, including two offers of £25million from Arsenal and Leicester City, with one report believing Evans is keen on a move to Manchester City.
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West Ham have one of the worst defensive records in the Premier League this season and find themselves in a relegation battle. For this reason signing Evans would prove an uphill battle, especially with other teams interested. The defender could move to Manchester City and potentially win another Premier League title or make a move that could see him play in the Championship next season. However, if Moyes was able to somehow tempt him to the London Stadium, Evans would drastically improve the Hammers’ defence. The Hammers also face the challenge of getting a bid accepted first and foremost, as the club have rejected big money bids before.
In other West Ham transfer news, the Hammers face competition from Real Madrid as they plot bid for goal machine.