Back in June, Spanish media outlet Marca claimed that West Ham were keen on signing Joan Jordan from Eibar.
The 25-year-old eventually joined Sevilla for €14 million (£12.7 million), according to Marca.
Jordan has made a decent start to life in Sevilla, scoring one goal in three outings thus far. And he might just have been an excellent addition for the Hammers, had Manuel Pellegrini brought him to the London Stadium.
When speaking to Estadio Deportivo, the Spaniard suggested that he almost joined a Premier League team:
“When Sevilla called me, I knew that I wanted to come, I had almost done it with a team from the Premier League that made a lot more money, but my family, my wife and my parents were betting on this, especially my father. I didn’t care about the rest of the teams and what they offered me, I wanted to come to Sevilla. I want to grow at all levels and here I am.”
And the Spanish newspaper claims that the team that Jordan was talking about was West Ham United.
The Hammers do have plenty of options in the middle of the park, but Jordan, 25, seems like a real player, and he surely would have been a regular starter for Pellegrini’s side.
The midfielder’s heart was obviously set on moving to Sevilla, however, in spite of better offers elsewhere.
And West Ham will be left wondering what might have been.