West Ham United have the option to sign former Man United winger Adnan Januzaj if they truly wish to push ahead with a deal, according to journalist Dean Jones.
The Lowdown: Moyes busy…
Ahead of what will be an interesting 2022/2023 Premier League campaign, manager David Moyes has reportedly adopted a scattergun approach to this summer transfer window.
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Indeed, after sealing moves for defender Nayef Aguerd, midfielder Flynn Downes and goalkeeper Alphonse Areola on a permanent deal, reports have suggested the east Londoners are in talks for multiple players.
This comes after Moyes’ side fell just short of qualification for the Europa League at the end of last season and it appears they’re determined to maintain their place among England’s most elite sides.
The Latest: Januzaj deal ‘pretty much set up’…
Now, according to reporter Jones, it appears West Ham have the option to push ahead with a deal for Januzaj if they truly wish to bring him to the London Stadium.
Speaking to GiveMeSport, the journalist claims a deal is ‘pretty much set up’ and the Belgian has been ‘keen’ on reuniting with Moyes after their time together at United.
He explained: “Now that Lingard has not arrived there might be more chance of the Januzaj arrival.
“He’s got options but has definitely been keen on playing for Moyes, and the deal is pretty much set up and can move fast if they want to go for it.”
The Verdict: Make the move?
The 27-year-old, as per WhoScored, finished 21/22 as one of former club Real Sociedad’s most threatening forward players.
Indeed, Januzaj averaged the joint-most successful take-ons per 90 out of their entire squad whilst also completing the third-most kep passes every match in that time.
The ex-Red Devils ace attempted Sociedad’s fourth-highest rate of attempts at goal over his 33 La Liga appearances, potentially backing reporter David Cartlidge’s verdict that Januzaj is a ‘gifted’ player and ‘very special’ on his day (Twitter).
Now a free agent, his signing would also pose little risk financially, so this may be one Moyes could consider carefully.
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