West Ham on brink of centre-back deal with medical booked in

Date published: Tuesday 3rd November 2020 9:17 - Robert McCarthy

Silkeborg defender Frederik Alves Ibsen is reportedly in London preparing for a medical with West Ham ahead of a January switch.

Hammers boss David Moyes has been in the market for a new centre for some time, with the likes of James Tarkowski, Jonathan Tah and Duje Caleta-Car all linked with a move to the London Stadium.

However, Danish publication BT, as cited by HITC, claims that Denmark Under-21 international is set to join for a fee of around £1million.

Alves Ibsen has been an integral part of the Silkeborg team this season. He has started eight out of their 10 league games.

But it would appear an east London switch is imminent, with the player and his agent both spotted in London.

The report adds that the 6ft 2in star will sign a contract at West Ham until 2024.

Silkeborg have already confirmed in an official statement that Alves Ibsen is set to be sold, although they did not announce the Hammers as his destination.

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“Silkeborg is currently negotiating a club change for Frederik Alves Ibsen in the January transfer window,” they wrote.

Alves Ibsen is unlikely to go straight into Moyes’ senior squad. He is instead expected to work under Dmitri Halajko with the Under-23s.


West Ham join north London duo in chase for winger

Tottenham and Arsenal are among seven Premier League clubs in the hunt for Mexican winger Orbelin Pineda, according to a report.

Pineda plays for Cruz Azul in the Mexican top flight, where he has established himself as a key player. He won two trophies with them in 2019 – the Supercopa MX and Leagues Cup.

His potential has already been clear for English sides to see. Four years ago, Manchester City wanted to sign him, but could not convince him to join.

Now, Pineda may be ready to make the move to Europe – and several people in the game think he is capable of doing so successfully.

According to 90min, a host of Premier League clubs are keeping tabs on him.

The website claims the London trio of TottenhamArsenal and West Ham are all in the hunt. They add that Everton, Wolves, Southampton and Newcastle are also keen. Read more…




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