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West Ham’s winter swoop for John Egan is “on the cards”

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West Ham United may look to bring in Sheffield United defender John Egan, with the club “on the lookout” for future defenders.

What’s the word?

That is according to transfer insider Dean Jones, who has informed GIVEMESPORT of his “main surprise” around the 29-year-old.

Jones revealed that Egan was not fully considered during the summer, which is why the Hammers were not lured into launching a formal offer.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Jones said: “My main surprise is that he’s not a guy they really considered during the whole of the summer.

“So obviously, we know they’re on the lookout for future defenders, and there was probably one more signing potentially on the cards they could have done in that area.”

Moyes will love him

Having garnered 67 appearances in the Premier League with Sheffield United under Chris Wilder’s tenure, Egan understands what it takes to thrive in England’s top-flight.

The Sheffield United captain has led his side to the very peak of the Championship table with ten games played, which could make matters difficult for West Ham in their attempts to lure him away from Bramall Lane if the Blades are still top come January.

And the Republic of Ireland international is having a divine season on a personal level too, finding himself as the club’s second highest accurate passer of the ball with 41.1 per 90, and also ranking second for accurate long balls per 90 with 4.0.

Defensively speaking, he finds himself second in the squad for clearances, averaging an impressive 4.2 per game.

With leadership skills and sufficient Premier League experience, £26k-per-week Egan is the type of player that Moyes would love, in a potential move that feels similar to 2020’s pickup of Craig Dawson.

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