West Ham could take advantage of Sevilla’s hesitance in the Joan Jordan pursuit. According to Mundo Deportivo, West Ham could ‘pounce’ for Jordan while Sevilla stall.
SD Eibar midfielder Jordan has a €15m release clause (£13.35m). But Sevilla made an initial bid of €10m and have since increased that to €12m.
The La Liga club are hoping to drive his price down from the buyout clause. But so far, Eibar are standing firm and insist that Jordan’s clause must be met.
Now Sevilla’s tactics could backfire with West Ham ready to swoop. According to Sky Sports News last week, the Hammers launched a £13m move for the 24-year-old.
If Sevilla continue to delay spending the required €15m, West Ham are waiting in the wings. The Spanish media reports that Sevilla’s transfer plan has been jeopardised by West Ham.
Do West Ham need Joan Jordan?
West Ham recently signed Pablo Fornals from Villarreal on a five-year deal. He became the club’s second-most-expensive signing ever and added another option to the midfield ranks.
With Manuel Lanzini, Jack Wilshere, Pedro Obiang, Josh Cullen, Mark Noble, Declan Rice and Carlos Sanchez also on their books, some may argue that West Ham do not need Jordan.
But his style of play contrasts with the other midfielders West Ham have. Jordan is a box-to-box midfielder; something West Ham have needed for several seasons now.
Obiang and Sanchez could leave this summer. And Hammers trio Wilshere, Fornals and Lanzini operate as more advanced central midfield options.
This leaves a vacancy in the middle of the park. Mario Husillos is clearly a fan of Jordan. And the Catalan midfielder could be West Ham’s solution in central midfield.