West Ham to bid for Celtic target Liam Moore in January

West Ham manager David Moyes is looking to add more depth to his squad during the January transfer window and Reading’s Liam Moore is believed to be on his shopping list.

The Hammers have been poor on the defensive front and it seems Moyes is set to right that to save their season. West Ham holds a record of 23 goal concession in just 11 Premier League games and Moore’s presence in their backline would plug the holes for them.

The former Leicester City player has made a name for himself at Reading and he would be a quality addition to West Ham.

Scottish champions Celtic are also targeting the player but Rodgers will be worried about West Ham’s presence in the race now. The Hammer has a better financial capability to secure Moore’s signature ahead of their rivals. Furthermore, according to reports, Moore is a top priority for Rodgers.

The 24-year-old has honed his skills well under the supervision of Jaap Stam and he will be the ideal long-term replacement for Zabaleta and Fonte. Moore can be deployed to the right back and his versatility will be a plus for Moyes.

Reading bought Moore’s signature for £1.3million back in 2016 but the defender’s market value would have increased after his remarkable performances in the Championship. It will be interesting to see whether West Ham makes an official bid for him anytime soon.

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