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Report: West Ham planning £12m bid for John Egan in January
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Report: West Ham planning £12m bid for John Egan in January

West Ham United are planning to make a £12 million bid for John Egan when the January transfer window opens, according to a report from The Sun.

David Moyes wanted to sign Egan in the summer. The Hammers endured a frustrating time with centre-backs during this past window.

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Of course, they signed Nayef Aguerd. However, he sustained a serious injury in pre-season. And with that, they also brought in Thilo Kehrer.

Kehrer has been impressive in the early stages of his West Ham career. But it seems that Moyes wanted even more depth at the heart of his defence before the window closed.

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The Sun reports that Egan was a top target for the Irons before the deadline. And they are already planning to make a £12 million bid in January.

Sheffield United have made a brilliant start to the season and top the Championship. But it is claimed that the Blades may consider selling the Republic of Ireland international.

West Ham planning Egan bid

Egan would be an interesting signing for West Ham if they do bring him to the London Stadium. He turns 30 next month. So he boasts a vast amount of experience.

And he has previously impressed in the Premier League. It is almost easy to forget just how good the Blades were during their first year back in the top-flight under Chris Wilder.

And he may not cost a huge sum if West Ham can get him for around £12 million.

He has previously been described as an ‘outstanding‘ player. And he is a leader, having captained Paul Heckingbottom’s side on a number of occasions this term. Reports claimed Leeds were looking at him before the deadline also.

West Ham have done some incredibly smart business when signing players from the Championship in recent years. Perhaps the arrival of Egan would be another.

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