Hans Vanaken is keen for West Ham to make another offer for him after the London club’s first bid was rejected by Club Brugge.
That’s according to a report from Het Nieuwsblad who claim that the 29-year-old wants to join the Hammers and is awaiting a second offer from the East London outfit.
And the feeling is clearly mutual.
Moyes is obviously keen to strengthen his attacking midfield ranks at West Ham, having missed out on Jesse Lingard earlier in the transfer window.
And Vanaken is one option who has been heavily linked with a move to East London. 90 Min reckon that the Hammers have already had an £8.5 million bid rejected for the Club Brugge ace, and it remains to be seen whether we go back in with an improved offer.
Hans Vanaken wants West Ham move
Het Nieuwsblad claims that the Belgian is eagerly awaiting another offer from the Hammers for his services.
Vanaken is a very good player.
The Belgian bagged 16 goals and seven assists in 45 games in the 2020/21 season and racked up 15 goals and 12 assists in 50 outings last term (Transfermarkt).
Standing at 6ft 5in tall, Vanaken is a real unit and has the kind of physicality needed to succeed in the Premier League.
There is one problem as far as we’re concerned though. The Club Brugge midfielder will be 30 later this month. That obviously doesn’t correlate with the Red Bull Model that David Moyes supposedly wants to implement at the London Stadium.
Moving to the Premier League from the Belgian league and succeeding is a tough ask for anybody. Let alone someone who is touching 30.
We think that there are better options out there for Moyes to explore this summer.
If Hans Vanaken is available for around £10million, he wouldn’t be the worst signing in the world for West Ham. However, 90 Min claim that Club Brugge want closer to €20 million (£16.8 million) for the 29-year-old.
We just think that the Hammers could do a lot better than signing the Belgian this summer.