West Ham United had a hugely lucky escape by not signing David Moyes favourite Adnan Januzaj on a free transfer in the summer.

The Hammers manager allegedly wanted to bring his former player, 27, to the London Stadium after his contract with Real Sociedad expired.

Januzaj ended up opting to join Sevilla instead of moving to the London Stadium though.

At the time, it seemed as though West Ham might have missed out on a really good free transfer.

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Moyes knows Januzaj inside out as well, having managed him at Manchester United and Sunderland.

The longer that time goes on though, the more it seems as though the Hammers have dodged a huge bullet…

West Ham had lucky escape by missing out on Adnan Januzaj

As things stand, Moyes being unable to bring his former player to the London Stadium seems like a real touch of luck.

The Belgian has made just six appearances so far for Sevilla, and has field to register either a goal or an assist (Transfermarkt).

And to add insult to injury for the 27-year-old, he has been absolutely battered by the local press out in Seville, most notably by Estadio Deportivo.

West Ham had lucky escape by missing out on Adnan Januzaj
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I’ll hold my hands up, I actually thought that Januzaj would have been a decent addition for the Hammers in the summer.

Especially considering the fact that he was a free agent.

It seems as though West Ham have been incredibly lucky to miss out on Adnan Januzaj though.

And in fairness, had we signed him, perhaps Lucas Paqueta wouldn’t be a Hammers player now.

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