Jan Bednarek has opened up on rejecting a move to West Ham United in favour of joining Aston Villa on transfer deadline day.

Hammers boss David Moyes was thought to be very close to bringing Bednarek to the London Stadium on deadline day before he eventually opted to join Villa instead.

Read also: Remarkable list of 24 players West Ham moved on during hectic summer transfer window

As a result of missing out on the 26-year-old defender, Craig Dawson ended up staying at West Ham, and that was a very good thing as far as we’re concerned.

Aston Villa Unveil New Signing Jan Bednarek
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We actually think that Bednarek would have been a decent signing for the Hammers but missing out on him is no big deal in the grand scheme of things. Especially after the exceptional transfer window that we had.

Jan Bednarek opens up on rejecting West Ham

The 42-capped Poland international will be plying his trade at Aston Villa this season.

And when speaking to The Independent, Bednarek explained how he had a choice between West Ham and Villa on deadline day:

“It was an emotional day. One minute I am going to West Ham, another minute Villa. There were a lot of conversations with Southampton and all the managers. I ended up at Villa and I’m really happy with the decision. It was a good decision. It wasn’t easy because if you have another option you have to take the decision like an adult and this is real life. It was a tough problem but a good problem. I’m really happy I have these issues in my life, that I have to choose between two Premier League teams.”

Jan Bednarek has opened up on rejecting West Ham for Aston Villa
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We’re just thankful that Craig Dawson remained at West Ham in the end.

It would obviously have been very hard to convince someone to join, knowing that they would be fifth choice centre-back at the London Stadium.

That was obviously the reason why Jan Bednarek opted to join Villa instead of West Ham.

He’ll be a regular starter under Steven Gerrard at Villa Park.

And he wouldn’t have been anywhere near that at West Ham under David Moyes.

Read other West Ham news:

One huge bonus from deadline day for West Ham but the job’s not yet done

Report: West Ham missed out on ‘brilliant’ £6 million midfielder on D-day

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