The West Ham United manager is trying to add an experienced defender to his post as David Moyes chases Cardiff City captain Sean Morrison for a late summer capture.
What’s the word?
According to the Daily Star, Moyes has signed a new central defensive deal for West Ham ahead of the October 16 deadline between the Premier League and the EFL side, ending this summer’s spending.
Should any action be funded for Morrison in Cardiff, West Ham?
Yes, Moyes needs depth
No, he’s not good enough
Moyes is proud of a wide list of defensive targets this summer, but has yet to see David Gold and David Sullivan dig deep into their pockets or make a deal too soon, but he is confident he remains a suitable option in the championship.
AFC Bournemouth’s Steve Cook and Watford’s Craig Dawson are both still under consideration at the London Stadium, with Premier League experience with their respective parties before being released in the final.
Cardiff captain Morrison’s last experience of a top flight came during Bluebird’s relegation campaign in 201/19 when he kept nine clean sheets out of 33 appearances, adding three shots earlier in the Premier League’s 1 Prior for Reading in 2012/13.
Morrison is under contract at Cardiff City Stadium until the summer of 2022, he renewed his terms in 2018, four years after his initial arrival on a 4 4 million contract.
What will Morrison add?
If West Ham are able to agree a price deal with Cardiff for their captain, Moyes would welcome a defender with a slightly fraudulent record in his recent use as a centralizer with his current options of Angelo Ogbonna, Fabian Balbuena, Isa Diaop.
From his four outs in the Championship so far this season, Morrison has won an average of 5.5 clearances, 1.0 teacles, 1.3 interceptions, 4.8 aerial duels and 1.8 ground duels with 50 touchdowns and 1.5 shots and has played two clean sheets with 25.5 perfect passes. Every sofascore.
His passing numbers, last season’s average of 1 17.3 proper passes resulted in two big chances and two assists, as well as 44.9 touchdowns and 5.4 clearances in the last term but his 6..7 aerial double wins Wrote less than 2.1 figures of ground conflict. Won
Already in West Ham, Balbuana have won the most number of tackles per game in the Premier League this season (2.5), with Interceptions (3.5), Clearance (5.0) and Ground Duels (2.5), topping the Ogbona aircraft doubles (2.5). And the highest diop fare for the right pass (45) – highlighting how Morrison will receive current lines, especially in the air.
Just four yellow cards in last season’s regular championship campaign and more than six recorded in the 2018/19 Premier League season – Morrison often tends to have a strong disciplinary record – this is after his most trending. The Plymouth-born defender has only been dismissed twice in 378 career games.
And in other news, West Ham United are starting a potential late defensive addition to a championship last season.