By Jack Cunningham

14th Nov, 2021 | 7:10am

West Ham want to sign Ben Mee

West Ham are lining up a move for Burnley captain Ben Mee, according to a new report.

Claret and Hugh claim that the Irons are after the 32-year-old and could be able to pick him up on a cut-price deal because his contract expires at the end of the season.

The Hammers have been linked with a move for James Tarkowski, his centre-back partner, but it appears as if they could look to sign Mee instead [Evening Standard].

The centre-back, who rose through the ranks at Manchester City and made one first-team appearance for them, has vast Premier League experience and could cost significantly less than Tarkowski.

Hammers to make a move for Mee.

On the face of it, Tarkowski looks like the more glamorous signing.

However, Mee has played in the Premier League for a long time but is four years older than the 28-year-old defender.

The Irons have also had a lot of success with Craig Dawson, who you could say was an unfancied addition to David Moyes’ squad.

So, Mee as a replacement for Angelo Ogbonna makes a lot of sense and could be a deal to keep an eye on in January.

The defender could fit in with this West Ham team and add some more steel to the backline and he has been described as “brilliant” by Lancashire Live.

He probably wouldn’t be a regular starter in the league, but given that the Irons could be competing on four fronts by the end of January, Mee could be a great addition to the squad and help Moyes rotate his team.

So, it will be intriguing to see what happens, but this could be a transfer to keep an eye on, and it would make a lot of sense.

In other West Ham news, a report has shared how much David Gold and Sullivan could make from Daniel Kretinsky’s investment.

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