West Ham United are allegedly now set to make a move to sign Belgian attacker Adnan Januzaj on a free transfer.
That’s according to a report from Diario AS who claim that the Hammers could face competition from Everton and LA Galaxy for the 27-year-old winger.
Januzaj has been without a club since being released by Real Sociedad at the end of June, and he has been closely monitored by West Ham. He is keen to move to the London Stadium (Voetbal Krant).
Hammers boss David Moyes has been a very busy man in the transfer market this summer, bringing in Alphonse Areola, Nayef Aguerd, Flynn Downes, Gianluca Scamacca, Maxwel Cornet and Thilo Kehrer.
It seems as though the Scot is far from done though…
West Ham eyeing Adnana Januzaj swoop
Diario AS claim that the Hammers are ready to swoop in for the 15-capped Belgium international.
We think that signing Januzaj on a free transfer would be a very smart move from West Ham.
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 last 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 £95k-a-week (Estadio Deportivo) makes him the ideal replacement for Andriy Yarmolenko – and a more cost effective one at that.
We’d be more than happy if David Moyes brings Adnan Januzaj to West Ham on a free transfer this summer.