West Ham United have missed out on signing ex Premier League ace Jason Denayer with the centre-back set to join Shabab Al Ahli in Dubai.

The 27-year-old, who has played for Manchester City and Sunderland, has been out of contract for the past couple months, after having left Lyon as a free agent in the summer.

READ…Gareth Southgate’s comments on England weakness blow the door wide open on West Ham’s problems

90min claims that David Moyes was considering bringing Denayer to the London Stadium on a free transfer but the Scot has missed out on the centre-back.

Olympique Lyon v West Ham United: Quarter Final Leg Two - UEFA Europa League
Photo by RvS.Media/Basile Barbey/Getty Images

The Belgium international will join join Shabab Al Ahli in Dubai.

That’s somewhat of a shame for West Ham. Denayer would have been a very good player to bring in on a free…

West Ham miss out on ex Premier League free agent

The 27-year-old is now all set to join Shabab Al Ahli in the Middle East for absolutely nothing according to a report from 90min.

The Belgian is a centre-back by trade but can also operate at right-back and in defensive midfield.

He would have been a very financially savvy addition for the Hammers.

West Ham have reportedly missed out on bringing Jason Denayer back to the Premier League
Photo by RvS.Media/Basile Barbey/Getty Images

We think that Denayer would have provided great cover in defence for West Ham, especially with Angelo Ogbonna on the wrong side of 34 and Craig Dawson being heavily linked with an exit from the London Stadium.

Moyes definitely has to look at signing a top-class central defender in either January or next summer.

Denayer would not have been a long-term solution but more of a cost effective short-term one.

Bringing him back to the Premier League would have been a smart move by West Ham in my opinion.

Read also:

‘Oh Lord, listen to me’ Lewandowski can’t believe how good 22-year-old West Ham target is

Report: West Ham could reunite Scamacca with best friend who’s ‘followed him everywhere’

Have something to tell us about this article?
Let us know

More in Transfer News