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Sport What West Ham boss David Moyes has said about defender search amid potential £15m move for Swansea City star Joe Rodon

21:25  28 september  2020
21:25  28 september  2020 Source:   walesonline.co.uk

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West Ham United are reportedly preparing a bid for Swansea City centre-back Joe Rodon.

According to Football Insider, the Hammers are set to offer around £15m for the Wales international, who has previously been linked with Premier League giants Manchester United in this window.

The chances of a move to Old Trafford now look to be slim, with Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seemingly suggesting the club are not going to be in for a centre-back in this window.

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Despite watching his side concede twice during the win over Brighton and Hove Albion at the weekend, Solskjaer said: "We've got many defenders here. For me, we've got enough good centre-backs here at the moment."

In contrast, Hammers boss David Moyes has made little secret of his desire to bring a centre-back on board before the close of the transfer window.

Moyes has never mentioned Rodon by name, but any pursuit for the Welshman would certainly fit in with comments made earlier in the window.

Speaking earlier this month, Moyes said: “I think that defensively we have been short of numbers and the competition that I want so that has been a problem. If we get an injury or suspension then we will be really short.

“We are trying to get players in. Let me tell you, there are plenty getting offered.

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“We’re trying to get ones in who will have a similar impact to Tomas Soucek and Jarrod Bowen, people we feel can go forward with us.

“But yes, we want to add to that department.”

The Hammers have only made one signing so far - securing a permanent deal for Tomas Soucek, but have already made moves to try and strengthen their squad.

Burnley's James Tarkowski has already been placed at the top of their wishlist, but they have so far seen three bids rejected.

Rodon has reportedly emerged as one of several possible alternatives, along with Callum Chambers and Djibril Sidibe.

Of course, it remains to be see if Swansea are willing sell one of their star players.

The 22-year old has so far played every minute of Swansea's opening four games in all competitions.

The advantage Tottenham have over Man Utd and West Ham in pursuit of Swansea City's Joe Rodon .
Spurs have a significant head start over other sides when it comes to the race to sign Joe Rodon from SwanseaSpurs are yet to submit a bid for the Wales international, although they have until October 16 to progress with any potential deal for the 22-year-old.

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