Gillingham manager Steve Evans has confirmed that West Ham are keeping tabs on young centre-back Jack Tucker.
The 20-year-old, who is also on Rangers and Celtic’s radar, has been performing well in League One this campaign and Evans has revealed that he knows Irons boss David Moyes has been watching the player’s progress:
“We played West Ham earlier this season in the cup and David Moyes is a big admirer of Jack. We know we’re not going to be able to stop the kid moving on but obviously, it’s got to be right for the club and, more importantly, right for Jack.”
Reports in recent months have suggested that the Gills will look to offload Tucker when the transfer window opens, due to the financial pressure caused by the global health crisis.
£1.5m would reportedly be enough to secure a deal for the centre-back but the Hammers will have plenty of clubs to contend with in the battle for the player’s signature.
As well as the two Old Firm clubs, Southampton, Norwich and Leeds have also been keeping tabs on Tucker with the centre-half having been a regular for Gillingham this season, playing 33 games in all competitions so far.