West Ham boss David Moyes wants to sign Real Sociedad ace Adnan Januzaj in January according to a report from Polish media outlet Angiel Espresso.
Hammers manager Moyes is a huge fan of the 13-capped Belgium international.
The Scot gave the 26-year-old his Manchester United debut way back in 2013 whilst he was in charge at Old Trafford.
The West Ham manager then brought Januzaj to Sunderland on a season-long loan in 2016 during his stint in charge of the Black Cats.
Januzaj can play on either wing or in the number 10 position.
And with Said Benrahma set to head off to the the Africa Cup of Nations with Algeria after the new year, bringing in someone like the Belgian ace may well be one of Moyes’s top priorities.
David Moyes wants Januzaj at West Ham
That’s according to a report from Angiel Espresso.
He hasn’t been in great form for Real Sociedad this season with just two goals and one assist to his name in 17 games (Transfermarkt).
The Belgian ace does have genuine talent, however. He is technically gifted and has experience of playing in the Premier League.
It would be no surprise to see Moyes bring Januzaj to the London Stadium in January.
The 58-year-old raved about the Sociedad winger seven years ago, describing him as outstanding and making a bold comparison with Manchester United and England legend Wayne Rooney, as quoted by the Guardian:
“I gave Wayne Rooney his Premier League debut and Adnan is certainly up there in terms of quality. As far as debuts go, I would be surprised if even the great players in United’s past have shown such promise on day one. It wasn’t just the two goals, his whole game was outstanding.”
The Sun reckons that the Sociedad ace could be snapped up for around £25 million.
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Whether the West Ham board believe that that kind of fee is good value for money though, remains to be seen.