West Ham are believed to be interested in Stoke City centre-back Harry Souttar.
Having landed Craig Dawson on a season-long loan deal from Watford instead, the experienced defender has earned a permanent switch to the Hammers.
As the summer transfer window approaches once more, Moyes could turn his attention to the position – especially as Fabian Balbuena’s east London stay looks to be drawing to an end.
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Aberdeen-born, the 22-year-old chose to represent Australia despite representing Scotland at youth level – remarkably scoring four goals in just two caps to date.
This season Souttar, who has described as ‘exemplary’ by Joey Barton during a loan spell with Fleetwood Town, has played 38 times in the Championship, earning an impressive 7.05 Sofascore rating along the way.
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Unsurprisingly the towering defender possesses unrivalled aerial ability and would offer a threat in both penalty areas.
Stoke are somewhat languishing in mid-table and could be tempted to sell the £3.5million valued man for the right money this summer.
There is a sting for the Hammers, however, as both Burnley and Wolves are also credited with an interest in the defender – although the lure of European football could see Moyes’ men win the race.