As per Voetbal 24, a transfer update has emerged involving West Ham United and Club Brugges star Hans Vanaken.
The Lowdown: West Ham launch 2020 bid…
Back in the summer window of 2020, the attacking midfield powerhouse was a target for manager David Moyes and GSB with the Irons even lodging a £15 million bid.
Vanaken himself, speaking to the Daily Mirror, even confirmed that there was an offer from the club in a candid interview – going on to also reveal that he ‘could have signed for West Ham’ and contemplated a move.
Having the opportunity to follow Belgium legends like Kevin de Bruyne and Jan Vertonghen to the Premier League, Vanaken explained it didn’t feel like the logical step given his desire for trophies, but it appears he could now pull a U-turn.
The Latest: West Ham gifted another chance…
As per Voetbal 24, a West Ham transfer ‘no longer seems out of the question’ for the Brugge star given the Irons’ recent success.
Indeed, according to their information, he could reconsider moving to east London after all given Moyes’ side’s involvement in the Europa League and push for a top four place.
The Verdict: Right man?
Coming as a possible alternative to top target Jesse Lingard, would a swoop for Vanaken still be worth the hassle?
Racking up a career tally of 137 goals, the attacker is a consistent goal scorer as well as a threat in the final third – with the 29-year-old even netting three goals and an assist in the Champions League this season (Transfermarkt).
Valued at around £14.4 million by Transfermarkt, you could make the argument that Lingard would still come as a better transfer given there are some suggestions he could leave Man United for just £10 million next month.
Already proven in the Premier League, having enjoyed a prolific spell at West Ham last season, we believe the Red Devils ace should be priotised with Vanaken further down the list.
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