West Ham in hunt for £27m-rated enforcer from top-flight giants, Moyes a big fan - Sky Sports
West Ham are in the hunt to sign Anderlecht midfielder Leander Dendoncker, according to a report.
Sky Sports claimed in their live transfer blog on Monday [03:24pm] that Belgium top-flight giants Anderlecht are willing to offload Dendoncker, 22, and have slapped a £27million price-tag on his head.
Dendoncker has been ever-present for the Brussels club this season and it is understood that Hammers manager David Moyes is a “big fan” of the four-times Belgium international.
The 22-year-old enforcer can play in both a holding midfield role or as a centre-back.
In the Champions League this season, the Manchester United summer target has played in the back line against Celtic and Paris Saint-Germain.
Sky Sports adds that West Ham are looking to have a busy transfer window this month, but a swoop for Dendoncker at Anderlecht’s asking price is likely to take a huge chunk out of the Premier League club’s budget.
Football Insider verdict
Like most of Anderlecht’s stars, Dendoncker has not had a great season. However that should not put West Ham off in trying to sign him and instead should make them try to force the Belgian Jupiler League champions to lower their asking price. £27million is way too much, especially when West Ham need to strengthen their squad in other areas as well. Moyes could do with a couple of new strikers with his existing options linked with moves away from the London Stadium. A new centre-back would also be a good addition for Moyes. Dendoncker can play there but is more of a midfielder.
In other West Ham news, the Irons are ready to flog this £20.5million player in a swap deal and offer £60,000-a-week to this Premier League powerhouse.
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