Three reasons West Ham should target Dendoncker as an alternative to Carvalho

According to reports in The Mirror, West Ham United’s £31m move for Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho has stalled, which could see the Irons switch their attentions to other targets.

The Mirror says that the Irons had been in pole position to bring the 25-year-old to the London Stadium, but after holding advanced talks over a deal for the Portugal international Sporting have increased their demands.

The report adds that while the Hammers are prepared to pay £31m, the Portuguese giants are now demanding a fee of €40m (approximately £36.3m) for the defensively-minded player, who is keen on a move to the Premier League.

The Mirror says that the east London outfit could target other Liga NOS players like FC Porto’s Danilo or Benfica’s Ljubomir Fejsa, but they may also consider moving for highly-rated Anderlecht midfielder Leander Dendoncker.

Here are three reasons West Ham should target Dendoncker as an alternative to Carvalho…