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West Ham “near agreeing” first deadline day deal


West Ham United are nearing an agreement to bring Jan Bednarek to the London Stadium because the team’s first recruit on deadline day.

In line with Dharmesh Sheth of Sky Sports, David Moyes is nearing an agreement to send the Southampton centre back on a season-long loan to east London.

Meanwhile, Craig Dawson appears to be leaving the club, with Wolves reportedly in advanced negotiations to sign the 32-year-old.

In his tweet, Sheth said: “Wolves in advanced talks to sign West Ham United defender Craig Dawson. “West Ham are near agreeing a loan deal for Southampton defender Jan Bednarek.”

It is straightforward to grasp why Moyes selected Bednarek, a reliable, dangerous centre back with experience of playing within the Premier League, to switch the departing Dawson, because the 26-year-old appears to be precisely the form of defender the 59-year-old manager prefers.

In actual fact, in the course of the period of Bednarek’s 31 Premier League appearances in 2021/22, the £25.5 million prospect was in imperious form, contributing to Southampton’s seven clean sheets, making 2.3 interceptions, one tackle, 4.5 clearances, and winning 4.5 duels-with a hit rate of 62% per game.

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