According to Capital Football, a West Ham United transfer update has emerged involving Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard.
The Lowdown: West Ham linked with shock move…
The Hammers have been linked with a shock move for the former Chelsea superstar as manager David Moyes weighs up his January attacking options.
The Scotsman, who recently explained they may also need to sign a centre-half, has been keeping tabs on positions further forward according to reports and one shock rumour to have emerged in recent weeks concerns Hazard.
The Sunday Mirror explained last week that West Ham were ‘leading the chase’ alongside Everton with claims that Real could even accept a final fee of £21 million if any club can convince him to join on loan with an option to buy.
The Latest: Update emerges…
As per Capital Football, West Ham have now made a direct enquiry for Hazard whilst tabling a £21m offer for his services – but the approach has been immediately turned down.
The Belgium international also has his ‘heart set’ on turning things around at Real but could be open to a return to Chelsea in the summer if they wish to bring him back.
The Verdict: Blessing in disguise?
News of West Ham’s offer being rejected could actually be good news since we believe he simply wouldn’t fit in at the club.
His talent is obvious, but having been accused of laziness and a questionable attitude by ex-teammate John Obi Mikel, Hazard is a player who could disrupt the harmony of Moyes’ squad.
On a reported £416,000-per-week, the 30-year-old would also have to take a seismic pay cut to join West Ham with this move arguably being more than trouble than it’s worth.
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