According to a report from ExWHUEmployee, West Ham United is expressing strong interest in a promising player from the Championship, writes the WHW.
This suggests that the upcoming transfer window could be a busy one for the club, especially in light of manager David Moyes’ recent remarks that club captain Declan Rice might leave at the end of the current campaign. Despite this, Moyes stated that West Ham’s priority is to keep Rice on their team, and if he does depart, the club expects to receive a significant fee for the midfielder.
As previously reported by Ex on The West Ham Way Podcast, the club has been exploring potential signings from the Championship, and this week, Ex revealed on their Patreon podcast that West Ham is particularly keen on Blackburn Rovers midfielder Adam Wharton, whom fans should be keeping an eye on.
“We are certainly looking at players in the Championship,” stated Ex. “One to keep an eye on is Wharton of Blackburn Rovers, who has very much impressed this season.”
Despite being just 18 years old, Adam Wharton signed his first professional contract with Blackburn Rovers last summer and has already been called up to the England U19 squad. If West Ham United is interested in signing Wharton, they may face significant competition from other clubs, including Newcastle United. As previously reported by Ex on The West Ham Way, the club is closely monitoring several other players, such as Bristol City’s Alex Scott and Coventry City’s Viktor Gyökeres.