West Ham identify forgotten Man United man as ideal defensive reinforcement

According to recent reports, West Ham have set their sights on Manchester United defender Phil Jones, ahead of a possible summer move.

Jones, 29, joined United 10 years ago after making a £17m move from Blackburn.

Despite featuring in 224 matches for the Red Devils and lifting six major trophies, including the Premier League in 2013, Jones’ decade-long spell in Manchester is set to come to an end.

Having failed to make a single appearance so far this season, Jones, whose contract expires in 2023, is set to become one of the first players to be sold as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues his rebuild.

According to a recent report from Eurosport, one club looking to add the experienced centre-back to their ranks is David Moyes’ Hammers.

It has been claimed that should the club secure European football next season, Moyes will endeavour to add depth to his squad with Jones identified as the perfect reinforcement.

United and West Ham could be doing a fair amount of business with each other this summer.

Not only has Solskjaer been linked with a summer move for the Hammers’ stand-in skipper Declan Rice – the Londoners are expected to try and turn Jesse Lingard’s loan move permanent in the coming weeks.

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  1. Is that a serious article ? Or is it joke time ?certainly got everyone laughing ! Apart from the hilarity you’ve caused they already have 5 centre halves !

  2. Literally not good enough for our PL2 squad let alone the 1st XI. I know Utd are sniffing around Rice but if they think they can get him by offering washed up nobodies as makeweights they can think again. Watch them offer Matic to us next…

  3. More Man Utd media fantasy to reinforce the let’s swap Dec for 3 Man U players story from the Express.

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