“Got to be all over this” – Lots of West Ham fans want “bargain” who’s “better than Tarkowski”

With a move for Burnley’s James Tarkowski seemingly all but collapsed, it’s no surprise to see West Ham in the market for another central defender before the end of the transfer window early next month.

According to Sportitalia (via Football Italia), the Hammers are in talks to sign Juventus centre-back Daniele Rugani, and that whilst he has also been linked with a move to the likes of Fulham, Rennes and Sevilla, it’s David Moyes’ side who are in active negotiations for the Italy international.

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The report adds that the Bianconeri are demanding a fee in the region of €18-20m (£16.4-18.2m), and that instead of agreeing to a loan move, they want to let him go permanently in order to help their finances.

And after hearing about the reports of a move for Rugani, West Ham fans took to Twitter to share their reactions.

A couple of Hammers fans meanwhile pointed to how Angelo Ogbonna followed a similar path from Juventus to West Ham, and has since “worked out pretty well”.

With 62 goals conceded last season in the Premier League (only the teams that finished below them let in more), a new centre-back at the London Stadium has to be a priority before the close of the window.

Moyes has got numerous players further forward who of course need to start clicking in front of goal, but without a more resilient back-line, it will be another tough season ahead for the Hammers.

A move for Rugani would be a step in the right direction.

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