West Ham could look to sign Nottingham Forest’s Joe Worrall, according to ExWHUemployee.
Speaking on the latest edition of the West Ham Way Podcast [06 December], the Hammers insider shared details on the Irons’ pursuit of a new centre-back.
Angelo Ogbonna is injured, and Kurt Zouma was withdrawn during the 3-2 win over Chelsea on Saturday with what appeared to be an injury, and it appears as if the 24-year-old has been identified as a target.
He said: “Joe Worrall of Nottingham Forest, a centre-back, he could be someone who we explore with the injury situation at the moment.”
Would Worrall be a good signing?
The former Rangers man has made over 150 appearances for Nottingham Forest and was linked with a move to the Irons in the summer [Alan Nixon].
He has also been described as “superb” by Gary Birtles in the past, suggesting that he could make the step up to the Premier League [Nottingham Post].
Now, Worrall would also fit in with David Moyes’ recent policy of buying young and hungry players from the Championship like Jarrod Bowen and Said Benrahma.
He is also Forest’s captain on occasion, so he has the leadership skills to come in and make a difference at the London Stadium.
Even if Zouma’s injury isn’t that bad, the Irons probably do need to sign a centre-back because of Ogbonna’s injury, and Worrall could be the ideal addition.
So, we will watch on with interest to see what happens in January, but this is a move that ticks a lot of boxes, and he would be exactly what the Hammers need.
In other West Ham news, the Hammers are preparing a swathe of changes for the game on Thursday.
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