West Ham: Movement 'this week' on deal for £76k-p/w star at London Stadium

West Ham United boss David Moyes watches on

West Ham could make movements over a potential deal for Adnan Januzaj later this week, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.

Having handed him his Manchester United debut, David Moyes is now hoping to reunite with the £76,000 per-week star at the London Stadium.

What’s the latest news involving Januzaj?

According to Diario de Sevilla (via Sport Witness), the Hammers are interested in offering the winger a route back to the Premier League.

GiveMeSport Transfer Update With Dean Jones
GiveMeSport Transfer Update With Dean Jones

The report states that Januzaj is on West Ham’s ‘agenda’ as Moyes hopes to continue strengthening his squad ahead of the new season.

The Londoners have already made three summer signings, and along with Januzaj, are interested in quartet Amadou Onana, Jesse Lingard, Gianluca Scamacca and Armando Broja.

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Real Betis and Napoli are also in the race for Januzaj, but Moyes is ‘keen’ on linking up with the free agent, and Jones reckons that developments could take place in the days ahead.

What did Jones say about Januzaj?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “They need depth and Januzaj is not coming to West Ham to be a squad player, he wants to make an impact.

“I was told that he expects movement on this deal this week but that could easily drag a bit because of all of the deals they are working on.”

Would Januzaj be a good signing for West Ham?

Januzaj was highly-rated when he was rising through the ranks at Manchester United, but his stats since leaving back in 2017 suggest that he hasn’t quite lived up to his early-career hype.

Big things were expected of him when he burst on the scene and marked his full Premier League debut by scoring twice against Sunderland, when Moyes was Red Devils boss.

He would end that season with a modest return of four goals and four assists, but he wasn’t able to kick on in the following campaign, which ultimately proved the catalyst for his United exit.

Despite his inconsistencies, which included a failed loan spell at Sunderland, Januzaj earned a move to Sociedad, where he went on to score 21 goals and provide 23 assists in five years.

But Januzaj never managed to score more than four goals in a single La Liga campaign, and those numbers would have to improve if he wants to become more than a squad player in east London.

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