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Doubt over defensive midfielder £13m bid

Specualtion continues that West Ham have made a £13m bid for Eibar defensive midfielder Joan Jordon.

Yesterday, Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol added it on the end to a tweet about Gomez in a tug of war between  West Ham and Valencia.

Sevilla are the strong favourites to have a contract agreement in place with Jordan and have already offered 10 million Euros.

Jordan has long been on Sevilla’s radar and the Spanish club are hoping to conclude the deal with Eibar this summer.

The midfielder is reported to have agreed on a verbal pre-contract with Sevilla on a four-year deal according to Spanish daily Mundo Deportivo.

Previously Claret and Hugh have been told that an additional defensive midfielder is not a priority this summer and than Pellegrini is happy with Declan Rice with Mark Noble and Carlos Sanchez as cover. I would be surprised if a formal bid of the full release clause has been submitted by West Ham. It isn’t our style and we are currently focussed on a striker.

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About Sean Whetstone

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

3 comments on “Doubt over defensive midfielder £13m bid

  1. Also Joan Jordan isn’t a defensive midfielder. He plays the link role in midfield for Eibar as the playmaker in the centre. His partner Escalante is the defensive minded midfielder. Some call him box to box but he’s not a tackling box to box. When opposition attacks Joan Jordan isn’t the man to stop it.

    I hope the Defensive midfielder becomes a priority later in the window if its isn’t now because we will need one as Sanchez isn’t the answer to cover Rice if the worst happens.

  2. Absolutely samez we need a box to box mid def as hopefully sanchez and cresswell obiang hugil all sold to fund this and a left back very much needed

  3. Agree with above he has been called a DM & will do defensive work but isn’t a DM more a deep lying play maker but really box to box. He actually has good height physical great range if passing dribbler, set pieces him & Sanson are simailrt in styles both can play further back or box to box or further up w Set pieces longer range shot & creative.
    I think we are ok for DM but Sanchez & Noble arennt as creative as Jordan or as skilled on ball.
    £13m ‘s £30m for Sanson who I’m a fan of is a big diff & 10 goals 8 assists over 2 seasona for Eibar in the league is Better output then any of our mids.

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