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Premier League outfit keeping tabs on impressive Reading ace heading into January

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According to the Mirror, West Ham United are considering a move for Reading’s Liam Moore this January, with the Premier League outfit keeping tabs on the defender heading into the New Year.  

David Moyes is looking to bring two new centre-backs to West Ham in the January transfer window, with Moore reportedly one man on the Scot’s radar, after an impressive spell with Reading in the Sky Bet Championship.

Moore arrived at the Madejski Stadium ahead of the 2016/17 campaign, and was influential last season, helping Jaap Stam’s side reach the play-off final, where they were beaten finalists against Huddersfield Town.

The 24-year-old earned himself a new contract with the Royals over the summer, and is contracted at the Madejski now until the summer of 2021.

Moore has made an impressive start to the current campaign, with his quality showing despite Reading’s struggles in the Championship.

West Ham representatives watched Moore on Monday night, as Reading were held to a 2-2 draw by Cardiff City in the Championship, despite Stam’s side holding a two-goal lead heading into the final 10 minutes.

Celtic are another club to also show an interest in Moore recently, but Reading are reluctant to lose the impressive centre-back.

The Verdict  

It is no surprise to learn that Premier League clubs are taking a look at Moore, with the defender very impressive at the Madejski Stadium over the last 18 months.

However, Reading have the cushion of the defender’s recent contract extension, which means they will not be forced into selling the 24-year-old.

Of course, money talks, but Reading will be keen to hang onto Moore as they go in search of the top-six during the second-half of the season.

Reading fans… Let us know your thoughts!


Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Covered Leeds United during their promotion-winning season in 2019/20.

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