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West Ham reportedly in advanced talks to sign Adnan Januzaj on a free transfer right now

West Ham United are allegedly currently in talks to sign Belgian free agent attacker Adnan Januzaj this summer.

That’s according to football journalist Si Phillips who told Give Me Sport that the Hammers are in talks to bring the 27-year-old to the London Stadium right now.

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Hammers boss David Moyes has been a very busy man in the transfer market so far this summer, bringing in the likes of Gianluca Scamacca, Maxwel Cornet, Nayef Aguerd and Emerson amongst others.

It seems as though the Scot is far from finished with his transfer business, however.

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Lucas Paqueta appears to be on his way to the London Stadium. Moyes clearly wants further attacking reinforcements though…

West Ham in talks to sign Adnan Januzaj

It appears as though Hammers boss David Moyes is very keen to bring his former player to the London Stadium this summer.

Football journalist Si Phillips has told Give Me Sport:

“Januzaj and Isak have actually been very close throughout the summer. They’ve been training on their own for a lot of the summer together. They both were looking to leave Real Sociedad and they both travelled over together and they stayed in the same hotel in London last night. Januzaj has been looking to join West Ham. About a month ago, it looked like that a deal might be close and then West Ham switched to other options. I’m told that negotiations are going on right now with Januzaj.”

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).

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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.

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