web analytics

Hammers considering Burnley raid

By Dave Langton

West Ham are weighing up a potential swoop for Burnley defender Ben Mee.

The centre-back is out of contract in the summer and has been a loyal servant to the Clarets since his arrival back in 2012.

In total, the Burnley skipper has played 362 times for the club and David Moyes is considering a potential move that would bolster his backline in the same vein as the signing of Craig Dawson from Watford.

There is a feeling that Mee will be available for a knock-down fee because his contract is expiring and he has oodles of Premier League experience, too.

Start supporting Claret and Hugh today Claret & Hugh’s team of creators work with passion and pride to bring you the quality of content that keeps you coming back for more. Support for our creators, however big or small, will help us keep your Hammers content fresh, frequent and loyal to the club. £5 per month £10 per month £20 per month £50 per year

Moyes has previously coveted Mee’s team-mate James Tarkowski but he appears likely to join up with the newly-minted Newcastle instead of moving to the Hammers.

The Hammers are likely to be active in January as they look to sign both a centre-back and a striker, with the former seen as a necessity after Angelo Ogbonna was ruled out for the remainder of the season.

Mee could well fill the hole he has left.

Click Here for Comments >

About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.