West Ham United are planning a move for Joe Warrell this summer, according to reports over the weekend …
What’s the word?
The solar Alan Nixon claims that Irons “held talks” with Nottingham Forest through the 24-year-old central defender before the upcoming transfer window.
However, they are likely to face stiff competition from Premier League rivals Burnley, as well as title holders Norwich City.
Should West Ham sign Joe Warrell?
It remains to be seen how much Warrell will command, but so is he thought that Midlands equipment will be sold to the highest bidder.
He is currently valued at just £ 3.6 million from Transfermarkt, while the Daily Mail claims last summer that Forest has £ 12 million.
Another deal from the lower league
The record of the “hammers” in signing players from the lower depression of English football is very much missed – for each Michael Antonio there is Jordan Hagill, and for each Aaron Cresswell there is Sam Bayram.
A move for Warrell can certainly sit next to the left-back sensation and may overshadow him one day.
At just 24, the Forest Star is not close to his peak, especially as a central defender, and that should be extremely appealing to David Moyes, as Angelo Ogbona, 32, Craig Dawson, 30, and Fabian Balbuena, 29, are all or close. to the wrong side of 30.
There will be none for several years.
Despite all the Reds’ struggles in this campaign, Warrell is one of the few bright sparks, so it’s no wonder he’s now having a desirable interest in his services.
The 6-foot 4 colossus has an average of 4.2 clearances, 2.2 wins from the air, 1.1 interceptions and 0.7 battles per game, contributing to a solid average score of 6.75, which sees him as Forest’s fifth best performer, according to WhoScored.
By comparison, the Englishman wins more battles in the air than Isa Diop (1.5) and Balbuena (1.5), and will rank second behind the Paraguayan.
Warrell would also add leadership qualities to this back line, as his former boss Steven Gerrard once revealed to reporters (via the Nottingham Post) that he is a “leader” and will “be the captain of any team to play.”
This reflects the thoughts of the former forest man Kenny Burns, who once said: “He has an old head on his young shoulders and is not afraid to let people know if they are not performing.”
“non-nonsense“The defender can be a bargain, just like when Irons grabbed Cresswell from the then Ipswich Town Championship for just £ 7 million.
David Sullivan and Collaboration should strive to close this deal this summer.
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