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West Ham should target £8.6million-rated Liverpool-owned midfielder – TBR View

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West Ham should target £8.6million-rated Liverpool-owned midfielder – TBR View

If there were once some West Ham doubters around the ability of their manager David Moyes, they certainly don’t exit anymore.

The 57-year-old Scottish boss has become a real favourite at the London Stadium due to what his team are achieving on the pitch this season.

With six Premier League games remaining this campaign, the Hammers are fifth in the division standings.

There are realistic hopes that they will be playing Champions League football next season due to the fact they are only behind fourth-placed Chelsea on goal difference, who are incidentally their next opponents at the weekend.

West Ham’s success this year has been one of the biggest surprises, but Moyes has certainly built a squad in his image.

The Irons are going to need to strengthen significantly in their squad if they get over the line for European football, so should start drawing up potential targets.

 

One man that should be on their transfer radar is Liverpool-owned Marko Gruijic.

FC Porto v Chelsea - UEFA Champions League

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Grujic, 25, is a powerhouse midfielder that looks like a Moyes player on paper.

West Ham were linked (Times) with the Serbia international back in October, and they should now shortlist him as a target ahead of the summer window.

He’s been on a season-long loan with Portuguese giants Porto during the 2020/21 campaign, making 33 appearances across all competitions.

A Bola reports that he could be available for just €10million (8.6million) from parent Merseyside club Liverpool this summer, which looks like incredible value for money for any potential suitor.

West Ham have a superb midfield duo of Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek, but physical defensive midfield Grujic would provide an excellent alternative for the Irons if they target him with extra legs in the engine room.

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