West Ham are continuing to keep a close eye on Nottingham Forest star Joe Worrall ahead of the summer transfer window.
The Hammers have been long-term admirers of the defender, with David Moyes willing to dip into the Championship previously.
Jarrod Bowen and Said Benrahma were both signed from the second tier and the pair have done well at West Ham.
Worrall has been a standout for Forest during his time at the club and right now, he’s busy captaining the side.
Lewis Grabban is injured and as a result, Worrall has ended up with the armband in the striker’s absence.
It does seem likely that the 25-year-old will leave Forest during the summer given that a host of top-flight clubs will be keen.
According to Claret & Hugh, Worrall is firmly on the list of targets at the London Stadium with Moyes a big fan.
In total, the academy graduate has made 166 appearances for the Reds, scoring four goals.
This season, he’s become accustomed to playing on the right of a back three and he’s an integral part of Steve Cooper’s team.
West Ham are on course to qualify for Europe once again this season and Worrall would surely jump at the chance to move to London.
Forest must ensure they get best deal for Worrall
Given that Forest didn’t sell a prized asset last summer, it seems certain that at least one will depart this time around.
Forest will command at the very least £10 million for Worrall with £15 also seeming like a reasonable valuation.
Worrall is good in the air and strong with the ball at his feet. There are imperfections still but at 25, he still has lots of potential.
Losing Worrall will be a bit of a sickener. With Cooper and Dane Murphy overseeing things, there will be hope that a solid replacement can be sought.