Three Leander Dendoncker alternatives West Ham could target on Deadline Day
West Ham United manager David Moyes is keen to add a new midfielder to his squad before the January transfer window slams shut on Wednesday night, and it appears as though Anderlecht midfielder Leander Dendoncker could be his priority signing.
A report by Belgian media outlet Het Nieuwsblad on Monday confirmed that the Irons are set to ramp up their interest in the highly-rated 22-year-old, who can also pay as a centre-back, having been heavily linked with bringing the Belgium international to the Premier League throughout the month.
Despite the arrival of Inter Milan’s Joao Mario on loan until the end of the season last week, a serious injury suffered by Pedro Obiang in the 2-0 FA Cup fourth round defeat to Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium on Saturday has taken Moyes back to square one in terms of his options in the middle of the park.
He will now be looking to ensure that he brings a new central or defensive midfielder to the London Stadium before the 11pm deadline on Wednesday to help in the Irons’ survival bid, but if a deal for Dendoncker can’t be done then the Scottish boss will need to look elsewhere for the extra body he wants.
Here are three Dendoncker alternatives West Ham could target on Deadline Day…