Three Leander Dendoncker alternatives West Ham should consider this summer.

West Ham were left frustrated in their attempts to sign Leander Dendoncker in January and despite claims by the London Evening Standard that the Hammers intend to try again in January, there’s still a chance they won’t be able to get a deal over the line before next season, too.

If there’s one fan base in the Premier league that always feels short-changed by its owners, it’s West Ham (although Newcastle might be in there with a shout). The Hammers have rescued their season somewhat, but are certainly not clear of the relegation scrap, which seems remarkable given the size of the club.

Just one of their summer signings has had the intended impact, with Marko Arnautović currently in the form of his life, halted only temporarily by injury. David Moyes is desperate to add another midfielder to his ranks, and despite Dendoncker publicly saying he would like to move to West Ham, there is a growing sense that Anderlecht are not going to lower their price enough to get a deal done.

Here are three players the Hammers could turn to instead…