West Ham boss David Moyes is lining up a late swoop for Club Brugge midfielder Hans Vanaken according to a report from Football Insider.
The Hammers boss desperately needs to bolster his defensive ranks at the London Stadium before next month’s deadline. The Scot could also do with signing an established centre-forward as well.
Central midfield is a position that has been overlooked, however. We lack any kind of depth in the middle of the park.
Declan Rice continually being linked with a big-money move to Chelsea is a real worry. And if Tomas Soucek is forced to miss a sustained period of games through injury, we could be in real trouble this season.
And with that in mind, Football Insider claims that West Ham are lining up a late swoop for Club Brugge midfielder Hans Vanaken.
The 28-year-old Belgium international is an attacking midfielder by trade. And he has been on fire of late.
Vanaken has racked up four goals and two assists already this season in just six league games for Club Brugge (Who Scored).
And last season he racked up 13 goals and three assists in 29 Jupiler League outings (Transfermarkt).
In truth, we already have plenty of players who can flourish in the number 10 role, including Pablo Fornals and Manuel Lanzini.
But there is nothing wrong with David Moyes attempting to strengthen his options even further still.
Perhaps we will need to move Manuel Lanzini on first if we are to have any chance of signing Vanaken, however.
Football Insider suggests that it will take a ‘substantial’ fee to prise the 28-year-old away from Brugge.