West Ham are expected to secure the signing of Club Brugge midfielder Hans Vanaken in the coming days, according to MailOnline.
The Belgium international has openly admitted that he wants to move to east London, but his club have been reluctant to let him go this summer. However, talks have continued between the two clubs and it’s believed a deal is going to be struck.
Vanaken recently said of the reported move: “Clearly there is interest, enough has been written about it.
“New talks tomorrow and we’ll see where it ends. I think it could be my last chance and I want to do it.”
The 29-year-old is something of a legend at Club Brugge, having made 344 appearances for the Belgian outfit, scoring 102 goals and assisting a further 73 from a central midfield position.
His goal returns from midfield are hugely impressive, so it’s unsurprising that David Moyes appears to be such a huge fan of Vanaken.
Additionally, the fact the midfielder suggested that this could be his last chance to earn a move to the Premier League suggests he is desperate for a new challenge after seven hugely successful years in Brugge.
During that period, the midfielder has made over 50 appearances in Europe, including over 40 in the Champions League, which means his experience at that level will be very useful if West Ham are able to reach the group stages of the Europa Conference League later this week.
Meanwhile, West Ham are expected to announce the permanent signing of Chelsea left-back Emerson Palmieri in a deal worth an initial £13m.