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Centre back report gathers pace

West Ham’s reported interest in Brighton centre back Shane Duffy appears to be gathering pace.

The 28-year-old was first linked to West Ham ITK ExWHUemployee last week on the West Ham Way podcast and later by the The Irish Independent.

The Irishman made 19 Premier League appearances for the Seagulls this season, scoring one goal in the process. David Moyes knows the Brighton defender well, having worked with the 28-year-old during their time together at Everton.

A report Page 46 of The Daily Mirror paper  Tuesday edition suggests the defender will cost the London club around £10 million.

David Moyes appears to have add more fuel to the rumour today by saying he need a couple of experienced players singling out the centre back position in particular.

He told Ken Dyer in the Evening Standard “We’re trying to bring in a younger group but we will also need a couple of experienced players. Central defenders are usually better when they’re more experienced.”

Moyes also confirmed he wants to strengthen in defence adding “We would like to strengthen in a lot of areas. We’re lacking in defensive cover. We’re also looking to see who could move on, because that could change the direction we take during the transfer window.”

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I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

4 comments on “Centre back report gathers pace

  1. Moyes talks a good game. I am a winner, I am looking at young players etc but he has no bottle. He will buy cheap, experienced players. His and Sullivan only ambition is to keep us in division as cheaply as possible. Duffy is exactly a Moyes player. Not good enough for Brighton but dependable in a relegation battle which is exactly where Moyes will be heading

  2. We have 2 forwards..one of wich isnt an out and out forward even if people think he is that still gives us 2 ..how can defence be prioritized when we have og,diop,,balbeanu cress fredrick Johnston and few more..🙄

  3. Hopefully no truth in the rumour, hard to see him as an upgrade to either Oggy or Diop, perhaps he is just seen as cover for Reid and Balbuena.

  4. Unless his really cheap as back up for Reid departing then no thanks. I thought we were supposed to be getting in young hungry players not at 28yrs. Prefer cultured centre backs like stones and still young .

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