Adnan Januzaj allegedly wants to join West Ham United on a free transfer from Real Sociedad this summer.
That’s according to a report from Calcio Mercato who claim that the Hammers could face competition from Real Betis and Sevilla for the 15-capped Belgium international’s signature.
Signing a left-footed right winger will be one of the main priorities for David Moyes this summer.
Andriy Yarmolenko has left the London Stadium and Jarrod Bowen will need strong competition and cover next season, if he is to reach another level for West Ham.
With that in mind, Adnan Januzaj would be a very decent addition for the Hammers. And there is some good news for the West Ham fans breaking this afternoon…
Januzaj wants to join West Ham
The Hammers have already made a proposal to the 27-year-old winger according to a report from Diario de Sevilla.
And Januzaj actually wants to join West Ham according to a report from Calcio Mercato.
We think that signing him on a free transfer is somewhat of a no-brainer for David Moyes.
Januzaj has been described as a brilliant player by Manchester United legend Paul Scholes (talkSPORT).
And on his day, he is extremely exciting to watch. The problem is that he is not very consistent. And his stats this season make for pretty grim reading, with just five goals and three assists to his name in 44 games (Transfermarkt).
The 27-year-old has never hit the heights that were expected of him when he burst onto the scene as a teenager a decade ago when David Moyes of all people gave him his debut for Manchester United.
Moyes also brought him to Sunderland on loan during his spell in charge at the Stadium of Light.
Januzaj is still a very decent player when he’s at his best. He can play anywhere along the front-line and possesses exceptional technical ability.
The Belgian’s availability on a free transfer and his apparent wage demands of around £76k-a-week (Salary Sport) makes him the ideal replacement for Yarmolenko – and a much more cost effective one at that.
And if Januzaj does indeed join West Ham for absolutely nothing, we think that will be very good business for the East London outfit.