West Ham ‘make contact’ with representatives of ex-Man Utd winger – Moyes ‘targets reunion’

Date published: Wednesday 15th June 2022 10:48 - Jason Soutar

Reported West Ham target Adnan Januzaj before a match

David Moyes is ‘targeting a reunion’ with Adnan Januzaj as West Ham ‘make contact’ with the Belgian’s representatives, according to reports.

Januzaj is available on a free transfer this summer with his Real Sociedad contract expiring.

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The 27-year-old was signed by Manchester United in 2012 and spent time on loan with Borussia Dortmund and Sunderland before joining Sociedad on a permanent basis for around £7.65m in 2017.

After making 63 appearances for the Red Devils, the Belgium winger played 168 times for the Spanish club, scoring 23 and assisting 21.

West Ham are reportedly keen on signing Jesse Lingard this summer, but are failing to progress in their pursuit of the free agent.

As a result, they will turn their attention to Januzaj, according to the Daily Star.

Hammers manager David Moyes was the playmaker’s boss during their time at Sunderland and is keen on a reunion.

The Irons are in the market for a player of Januzaj’s profile, as well as a striker and central defender.

The report adds that the Premier League side are interested in Rennes centre-half Nayef Aguerd, but are fearful that Newcastle could ‘hijack’ a move.

Aguerd will reportedly cost West Ham £30m, with a move now ‘in doubt’ amid Newcastle’s agent, despite the Moroccan flying in for a Hammers medical last week.

Elsewhere, Paul Pogba will reportedly join Juventus when his Manchester United contract expires at the end of this month.

Writing on Twitter, Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano said on Tuesday: “Juventus are closing on final details for Paul Pogba deal. Contract almost agreed, €8m salary net per season plus add ons. It’s just matter of final details. Juventus expect Pogba to sign the contract for his return very soon.”

On Wednesday, Romano added: “Paul Pogba will sign his contract with Juventus at the beginning of July, the expectation into the club is now clear. Final details are being discussed but verbal agreement is in place for his return. Pogba has turned down Man City approaches one month ago.”

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