Journalist Dean Jones has shared what he knows on West Ham United and their transfer pursuit of Club Brugge star Noa Lang.
The Lowdown: Hammers make history…
The Hammers made history in their latest summer window exploits, spending nearly £164 million in a bid to back manager David Moyes, including a club-record deal for Brazil international Lucas Paqueta.
Where will West Ham finish at the end of 2022/2023?
Europa League place
As well as the midfield ace, Alphonse Areola, Nayef Aguerd, Flynn Downes, Gianluca Scamacca, Maxwel Cornet, Thilo Kehrer and Emerson Palmieri made the move to east London – signalling real intent from West Ham.
However, despite their impressive business, it hasn’t exactly been the start Moyes would have hoped for given his side currently sit 15th in the Premier League table with just two wins and five goals scored.
The Latest: Jones shares Lang transfer update…
Sharing news, reporter Jones has now given another West Ham transfer update for supporters involving Belgian Jupiler Pro League ace Lang.
The winger, according to his information, has long been tracked by the east Londoners among many other clubs who have also displayed an interest.
When asked about Lang, Jones said to GiveMeSport:
I know that he has been on their list.
“He was over the summer for sure, I know that there was a potential they would go for him, and they decided not to. But he’s someone they’ve tracked for a long time, and a lot of teams have.”
The Verdict: Make the move?
Called ‘the best player in the league‘ by Belgian top flight analyst Filip Joos, the 23-year-old excelled for Brugge domestically last season.
Over his 37 league appearances, the Netherlands international ‘star’ made more key passes per 90 than any of his teammates whilst also racking up a very impressive tally of 12 assists and seven goals to boot (WhoScored).
Reports suggested over the summer that he was close to joining AC Milan for a bargain initial fee of £17.1 million, and if Brugge charge a similar fee for the player next year, it may be a wonderful opportunity for Moyes and the Irons.
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