Three reasons Tottenham must hijack West Ham’s bid to sign Leander Dendoncker

According to reports by Belgian media outlet Het Nieuwsblad, West Ham United are interested in signing Anderlecht midfielder Leander Dendoncker, who is rated at €25m (approximately £22.1m) according to the club’s general manager Herman Van Holsbeeck via DH, before the January transfer window slams shut.

Het Nieuwsblad says that the Belgian outfit’s head coach Hein Vanhaezebrouck believes the 22-year-old’s future is as a centre-back despite the fact that his preferred position is as a deep-lying midfielder, and it may mean that he looks to leave this month.

The report says that having failed with moves for Marouane Fellaini, Andre Gomes and Joe Allen, Irons boss David Moyes has switched his attentions to the Belgium international as he looks to strengthen his central midfield options.

DH reported on Wednesday that when asked about Dendoncker’s potential move to the Hammers this month, Van Holsbeeck said: “If there’s €25m or €30m on the table, it can be done, yes.”

Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur still have plenty to play for this season as they look to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League, progress in the FA Cup and try and beat Juventus in the knockout stages of the Champions League, and manager Mauricio Pochettino may be looking to add to his squad before January 31.

If the Argentine wants to improve the spine of his team, then bringing Dendoncker to Wembley could prove to be a shrewd move.

Here are three reasons Tottenham must hijack West Ham’s bid to sign the 22-year-old…