According to an update by Guardian journalist Jacob Steinberg, West Ham United have had a bid rejected by Club Brugge for attacking midfielder Hans Vanaken – with Belgian outlet HLN claiming the valuation of the bid was around £13.6 million.
Vanaken, who stands at a lofty 6ft 4, is reportedly on the Hammers’ target list as David Moyes attempts to strengthen in any way possible ahead of a gruelling and congested 2020/21 Premier League campaign.
The 28-year-old played six matches in the Champions League last season, scoring against Real Madrid in the process, and he has already bagged four goals and two assists in just seven Jupiler Pro League starts for his club.
Vanaken, yes or no West Ham fans?
Yes, take him every day
No, we can do better
Given his slender market valuation and West Ham’s need for come creative impetus in the final third, Vanaken has emerged as a real target – but David Sullivan and David Gold will seemingly have to increase their offer to land him.
Flocking to discuss this update on social media, many Hammers has mixed opinions over the attacker and their club’s transfer strategy ahead of the looming October 5th deadline.
Find all of their best comments down below.
Why do we need him ?
— Deku ⚒️ (@pacifer123) October 1, 2020
He’s an amazing player who can do wonders for west ham
— Dany Najem (@dani_najem) October 1, 2020
No hes not, hes lazy and lanky
— #GSBOUT (@joran_willems10) October 1, 2020
— Jinglis (@Jinglis01492553) October 1, 2020
Another one bites the dust
— john hooper (@johnhooper60) October 1, 2020
Give them Wilshere
— Owen #GSBOUT (@WestHamWay_) October 1, 2020
Give em Lanzini and Anderson
— ⚒ (@54fc875286444f7) October 1, 2020
Hammers, should your club lodge another bid for Vanaken? Have your say in the comments down below…
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