According to a report by The Guardian, the Hammers have set their sights on signing the 29-year-old and have since had two offers rejected by the Belgian giants. The initial £8m bid was swiftly declined, and their response waits to be seen for the Irons’ latest improved offer.
ExWHUemployee has shared an update on the progress of the negotiations between the Hammers and Brugge over a possible deal for Vanaken, with some West Ham fans seemingly desperate for the club to sign a new midfielder.
Alongside news of Emerson, the reliable insider revealed on Twitter: “Talks to resume for Vanaken.”
In 344 appearances for Club Brugge, Vanaken has scored 102 goals and has produced a further 73 assists, boasting incredible numbers for a midfielder.
With the Irons having failed to score in their opening three Premier League games, the arrival of Vanaken would hopefully add goals to a stagnant Hammers team who will be looking for inspiration in the final third.
Therefore, this could be a great seventh permanent summer signing for Moyes’ squad if they can pull it off.
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