West Ham United are in big relegation trouble, with David Moyes’ side lying just two points clear of the drop zone.
The Hammers have it all to do if they are to avoid yet another relegation into the Football League, and Moyes will look to utilise the January transfer window to ensure his side are prepared to stave off the threat of relegation over the course of the second-half of the season. West Ham fans here in The Transfer Tavern are also keen to see new faces arrive this month, with talk of additions rife amongst the Hammers faithful in the booths of our fine establishment.
Fans prayers appear to have been answered today, with news emerging from Belgian publication Het Nieuwsblad that Moyes is lining-up a deal for in-demand Anderlecht midfielder, Leander Dendoncker. Linked with Manchester United in the past, reports suggest that the Hammers have already opened talks over a £20 million deal for the player, with the 22-year-old said to be high on Moyes’ wishlist this month.
Landlord’s Verdict: What a coup this could prove to be for the East London side. Dendoncker is a fantastic young footballer with an extremely bright future, and knows that a Premier League switch this month could be enough to convince Belgium manager Roberto Martinez to take him to the World Cup in Russia this summer.
Appearing in all six of Anderlecht’s Champions League games this season, including the win at Celtic, the player is experienced beyond his years, and would slot straight into the starting line-up at The London Stadium. Get this deal done, and West Ham should stay up.
West Ham fans, does the prospect of Dendoncker excite you? Let us know!