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Hammers again chasing summer target

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Ronnie Edwards

by Hughie Southon

West Ham remain interested in the young Peterborough United centre half Ronnie Edwards.

The 20 year old has been scouted last season and this by the club and also fits the Tim Steidten model of being a younger player.

The Hammers came close to signing the player in the summer as they usually get first pick of the club’s top prospects given director of football Barry Fry’s strong connection with David Sullivan under whom he worked as manager at Birmingham City.

Posh offered the player to the Hammers for £10 million – the same price they wanted when David Moyes turned down striker Ivan Toney from the London Road club.

The Hammers came close to signing him in the summer with Moyes liking players from the lower leagues but in the end a deal broke down.

Now, we understand the club are again considering a move which will almost certainly need to wait until summer with The Posh in the League One play off places.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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