According to The Sun, West Ham United have enquired into the possibility of signing Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall.
It’s claimed that Worrall is interested in moving to the Premier League this summer and Forest would be willing to sell if the money is right.
West Ham are keen, but they’re not the only ones – Burnley and Norwich City are also pursuing Worrall’s signature this summer.
That means there is major competition for Worrall, who was branded ‘captain material’ by Chris Hughton in March.
Worrall, 24, made 31 Championship appearances this past season, bagging one goal and one assist for Forest.
Formerly of Rangers thanks to a loan spell, Worrall has kicked on since his Ibrox stint and is now one of the top Championship defenders.
David Moyes has shown a willingness to dip into the Championship market for new signings, landing Jarrod Bowen and Said Benrahma in recent times.
A move for Worrall therefore makes some sense for West Ham, who are looking for central defensive options this summer.
By making enquiries into a deal, West Ham have made their first move for Worrall – but fending off the competition won’t be easy even with Europa League football secured.
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