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West Ham plot transfer bid for Josh Brownhill

West Ham are plotting a bid for Burnley midfielder Josh Brownhill in the summer transfer window as David Moyes aims to bolster his squad.

What’s the word?

According to 90min, the Irons will follow up on their long-standing interest in the 26-year-old this summer.

With the Clarets’ Premier League status in jeopardy, the Hammers may be able to sign the player for a fee of around £15m.

Other Premier League clubs such as Aston Villa, Wolves, and Everton have all been linked with the player previously, but West Ham now appear to be the frontrunners.

Moyes needs to strengthen the West Ham midfield

Moyes needs players to occupy the central midfield role, as the Hammers have relied on Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek for the majority of this season.

With the news that the England international won’t sign a new deal and the future of the Czech Republic ace uncertain following his contract talks being put on hold, then a new midfield addition is a must.

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Brownhill would make the perfect heir to the latter as they both have similar attributes, and Moyes could pull off a masterstroke by signing the “energetic” Burnley maestro, as hailed by Sky Sports pundit Lee Hendrie.

Both players have similar defensive stats, with Soucek making 66 tackles compared to Brownhill’s 64, while the Englishman makes more interceptions (76 to 52).

The Czech international offers more of a threat going forward, having scored five goals this season, whereas Brownhill only has two, but the Burnley midfielder has provided two more assists than the West Ham colossus.

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These figures suggest that Brownhill could be the perfect replacement for Soucek if the 27-year-old were to leave the London Stadium, with his offensive and defensive abilities being very high.

The £6.3m-rated Clarets midfielder won’t come cheap, but Moyes could well have a wonderful talent on his hands if he makes the move.

AND in other news, Forget Rice: Moyes now set for West Ham disaster on “remarkable” £125k-p/w giant

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