Bookmaker lists West Ham as second favourites to land Phil Jagielka

General view of the West Ham emblem on the side of the stadium before the match

West Ham United have become the second favourites to land Everton's Phil Jagielka.

Bookmaker BetVictor have listed West Ham United as the second favourites to land Everton defender Phil Jagielka during the January transfer window.

As recently as Wednesday, BetVictor had not included the Hammers amongst the genuine contenders to land the 34-year-old, with Sunderland listed as 4/1 favourites while Hull City were second at 6/1.

Everton's Phil JagielkaEverton's Phil Jagielka

However, West Ham have swiftly moved into the running, according to the bookmaker anyway, and are now placed in between the previous two favourites at 5/1 (via BetVictor).

It would perhaps not surprise supporters if the Irons did try and target the England international this month given that they have been linked with a move for another one of the Premier League's top defenders.

Southampton's Jose Fonte during the warm up before the matchSouthampton's Jose Fonte has been the subject of a bid

The Sun reported on Wednesday that West Ham had made a £4 million move for Southampton's Jose Fonte, so it perhaps makes some sense for the club to have alternative targets.

And given that Jagielka and Fonte are of similar ages and both boast plenty of top flight experience, it is clear to see why the bookmaker are suggesting that West Ham are contenders to secure the Toffees man's signature before the current window closes. 

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