In Focus: West Ham unlikely to convince Everton to sell Tom Davies this month

According to reports in The Mirror, West Ham United are lining up a shock January move for Everton midfielder Tom Davies, who is rated at €15m (approximately £13.3m) according to Transfermarkt.

What’s the word, then?

Well, The Mirror says that Irons boss David Moyes is keen to bring the 19-year-old to the London Stadium to provide some more energy from the middle of the park for his team.

However, while Everton manager Sam Allardyce is reportedly willing to listen to offers for a number of his players this month, it remains to be seen whether the highly-rated youngster will be one of them.

Nevertheless, the report adds Moyes is ready to test the Merseyside outfit’s resolve with a bid for the England U21 international, as well as a hefty pay rise to try and tempt the midfielder south.

How has Davies done this season?

After making his breakthrough under former Toffees boss Ronald Koeman last term, the teenager has continued to appear regularly for Everton during the current campaign as well.

The 19-year-old has made 30 appearances in all competitions – providing two assists – although he has been in and out of the side since Sam Allardyce took the reins, and he didn’t even make the squad for the 4-0 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on Saturday.

According to WhoScored.com, Davies has won 30 tackles in 23 appearances in the Premier League and the Europa League this season, while he has made 17 interceptions, 13 clearances and has successfully completed 13 of the 21 dribbles he has attempted.

Would he be a good signing for West Ham?

While he certainly isn’t the finished article yet, there is no doubt that Davies could still make an impact for the Irons now and in the future.

The 19-year-old would bring some much-needed energy in central midfield, and he would likely be a fans’ favourite given his desire and commitment and the fact that he is still a young player who is improving.

Will they get him?

It’s difficult to say.

While Davies hasn’t established himself as a consistent starter for Everton, he is still playing a part in the majority of their matches and the Goodison Park faithful certainly wouldn’t be happy to see one of their younger players sold to a Premier League rival.

A deal looks unlikely this month, but Moyes may reignite his interest in the summer if he stays on at the London Stadium.

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