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Journalist says West Ham are now considering Tyrone Mings move
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Journalist says West Ham are now considering Tyrone Mings move

Journalist Dean Jones has told Give Me Sport that West Ham are considering a move for Tyrone Mings amid speculation over his future at Aston Villa.

Mings leaving Villa in the final weeks of the window surely cannot be ruled out. The England international was stripped of the captaincy by Steven Gerrard ahead of this season.

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Mings was excellent on Saturday as Aston Villa beat Everton. It was the defender’s first appearance of the campaign.

But perhaps it could also be one of his final games for the club. Jones has hinted that West Ham are monitoring the 29-year-old’s situation.

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The Hammers have had to use Ben Johnson at centre-back in their opening two games. So David Moyes will be desperate to sign another centre-back before the window shuts.

Jones suggested that West Ham have not yet made any kind of move for Mings. However, the journalist did claim that it is something that the club are weighing up.

He told Give Me Sport: “They’re not looking for a first-choice defender, they’re looking for someone that can fight to be part of that team. You could say, ‘Tyrone Mings is struggling with that battle himself for Aston Villa. Why would he get it at West Ham?’

“But it might just be that he needs a new club. He is one that West Ham are aware of and are thinking about, but we’ll have to see whether it actually turns into anything active.”

West Ham considering Tyrone Mings move

It would be fascinating to know how much Villa would want for Mings. He cost the club £25 million when he signed from Bournemouth. And he has taken his game to another level.

It also seems unlikely that the Villans are going to let him leave. The Daily Mirror reported on Sunday that Diego Carlos is set for a long spell on the sidelines due to injury.

Mings is not perfect. He has made quite a few mistakes during his time in the Premier League. And Gerrard clearly felt that he was not the best candidate for the captaincy.

But he definitely has the potential to produce some ‘fantastic‘ performances. So it is no surprise that West Ham are keen as they deal with their issues at the back.

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