EXCLUSIVE: West Ham considering bid for goalscoring right-back

Date published: Tuesday 29th September 2020 7:10

David Moyes, Declan Rice West Ham

West Ham are considering a bid for Rangers captain James Tavernier ahead of the transfer deadline, TEAMtalk understands.

The Hammers are looking for defensive reinforcements, both at full-back and central defence, before the October 5 deadline.

Right-back Tavernier has now emerged as an option, although Steven Gerrard would fight hard to keep his captain.

The 28-year-old former Newcastle man is a firm fans favourite. However, he could now get the chance to return to the Premier League.

Brighton and Burnley have also been looking at Tavernier, but it is West Ham who are set to make an offer.

James Tavernier TEAMtalk

Tavernier has two-years left on his current deal at Ibrox, with Rangers already considering offering him fresh terms.

But they would would find it hard to match anything on offer in the Premier League.

 

SWANSEA CENTRE-BACK ALSO AN OPTION

West Ham are reportedly set to table a £15m bid to try and prise young centre-back Joe Rodon away from Swansea City.

David Moyes has made no secret of his desire to shore up the rearguard. And Football Insider have revealed that the Hammers see the 22-year-old as an ideal fit.

The East End outfit launched a couple of unsuccessful bids for Burnley stopper James Tarkowski. A third offer of £31m was also met with deaf ears.

Leicester now seem in pole position to take the Clarets man, with Moyes turning his attention to the Championship outfit.

Rodon broke into the Swans first team during the 2018-2019 campaign and has made 51 league appearances.

The Welsh club will not want to lose their academy product but finances could dictate a move to the capital. He has entered the final two years of his contract and the time might be right for club and player. Read more…

 

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