West Ham United could sign Adanan Januzaj on a free transfer this summer when his contract with Real Sociedad expires.
That’s according to a report from El Desmarque who claim that Januzaj’s deal with Sociedad is set to expire at the end of this month.
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And Hammers boss David Moyes could swoop in to bring him to the London Stadium before the start of next season.
Moyes needs to do so much work in the summer transfer window but doesn’t have unlimited funds at his disposal.
So West Ham eyeing the free transfer market makes perfect sense. And it seems as though one of Moyes’s old favourites could well be on the Hammers’ radar…
West Ham eyeing Januzaj free transfer
El Desmarque claim that the 15-capped Belgium international could be a new arrival at the London Stadium this summer.
With Andriy Yarmolenko having been released from West Ham, the addition of Januzaj on a free transfer – a left-footed right winger seems to be somewhat of a no-brainer for Moyes.
Januzaj has been described as a brilliant player by Manchester United legend Paul Scholes (talkSPORT).
And on his day, he is extremely exciting to watch. The problem is that he is not very consistent. And his stats this 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.
The thing is though, 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 £76k-a-week (Salary Sport) makes him the ideal replacement for Yarmolenko – and a much more cost effective one at that.
And West Ham signing Januzaj on a free transfer this summer wouldn’t be the worst bit of business, that’s for sure.