According to reports from Belgium, West Ham United could be presented with a chance to land Club Brugge attacking midfielder Hans Vanaken this summer.
According to a report by Voetbal 24 (via Sport Witness), the 28-year-old would be open to a move away from Brugge at the end of the season as he “no longer feels so appreciated” by the Jupiler Pro League side following a “disappointing” campaign.
As such, West Ham could be presented with another opportunity to land the Belgium international, having missed out on a deal for the midfielder last year, when it was claimed that Vanaken would be a dream signing for Moyes.
Should the Hammers indeed be keen to reignite their interest in the Club Brugge star this summer, it is reported that he would cost the Premier League side a fee of around €20m (£17m).
Should West Ham offer £17m for Vanaken this summer?
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While it is claimed that Vanaken feels his season has been disappointing, this would certainly not appear to be the case after looking at his statistics. The attacking midfielder has scored six goals and registered seven assists over his 27 Jupiler Pro League appearances so far this term, as well as averaging a highly impressive average SofaScore match rating of 7.47 – ranking him as Philippe Clement’s third-best performer in the Belgian top flight.
As such, it is not overly surprising to hear that Moyes felt Vanaken would be a dream addition to his options in midfield last year, nor would it be surprising to see the Hammers make a move for the 28-year-old once again this summer.
In other news: West Ham are preparing a summer offer for this 16-goal £13k p/w Moyes target – find out more here!
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