Three reasons Newcastle should hijack West Ham’s bid to sign Liam Moore
According to reports in The Mirror, West Ham United have been scouting Reading centre-back Liam Moore ahead of a potential January move.
The Mirror says that a representative of the Irons watched the 24-year-old in
action in the 2-2 draw against Cardiff City at the Madejski Stadium on Monday night, with a view to making a move for the former Leicester City man in the New Year.
The report says that new Hammers boss David Moyes is keen to add two new central defenders to his squad when the transfer window opens in 2018, but he could face a fight to prise him away as Royals manager Jaap Stam wants to keep one of his key men.
Meanwhile, Newcastle United’s recent dismal run of form continued as they were beaten 1-0 by Everton at St James’ Park on Wednesday night, and the Magpies have now taken just one point from the last 24 available in the Premier League and lie one point above the relegation zone.
Rafa Benitez will already be thinking about adding new players to his squad during the January transfer window, and bringing Moore to Tyneside could prove to be a shrewd move.
Here are three reasons Newcastle should hijack West Ham’s bid to sign the centre-back…