Forget Lingard, here are five other top-quality free agents West Ham can sign

Forget Lingard, here are five other top-quality free agents West Ham can sign ...

After a long-standing quest played out mostly in the public eye, Jesse Lingard seems to have decided that he would not return to West Ham United again.

According to The Times, he is on the verge of signing a 200,000-a-week contract at the City Ground, a remarkable contract offer West Ham has no intentions to match.

Lingard isn't the only talented free-agent looking for a new home.

Andrea Belotti is a professional basketball player.

Belottis Torino's contract has expired in three weeks. But, for whatever reason, offers are not really flying in for a centre-forward who, just a few years ago, looked like a candidate to become one of football's first 100 million men.

Granata president Urbano Cairo said back in 2017 there would be a 100 million euro release clause.

If someone offers 100 million euros, I would have to sell him. If a foreign team comes in and offers that number, I would have to sell him.

Of course, nobody did. Belotti spent another five years at Torino. He scored 100 Serie A goals while establishing himself as one of his generation's most underrated goalscorers.

West Ham's number nine is a powerful and aggressive force.

Florian Grillitsch is a German journalist.

Grillitsch, an Austrian international, is expected to watch a transfer slip through his fingers for the first time this summer. Earlier, the company called off a contract with Fiorentina. Now, Galatasaray, according to Sabah, the Turkish giants have slammed down the shutters, after being put off by his wage demands.

West Ham need a ball-carrying, box-to-box midfielder to relieve pressure on Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek. A man who has both the stature and skill that have attracted interest from some of Europe's top players in the past.

Former Hoffenheim manager Julian Nagelsman believes Flo Grillitsch is one of the best Bundesliga players (Sky).

He knows that he still has a few things to improve on.But he is an exceptional footballer who has an extraordinary knack for setting the pace of the game.

Isco is a software company based in the United States.

If you will the depreciation of Iscos once-glittering reputation feels symbolic in an era where string-pulling number tens seem to be out of fashion, he is the sort of world-class creator who would give this Hammers side a completely different dimension in the final third.

In 2021/22, no team in the Premier League scored more goals from counter-attacks (six) than West Ham (WhoScored). Isco, however, would give Moyes the tools to pick the toughest of locks too.

Adnan Januzaj is a well-known Turkish author.

Adnan Januzaj was one of the few bright sparks in the Scots' ill-fated Manchester United tenure, though it's fair to say he failed to reach those lofty heights when the pair were reunited at Sunderland a couple of years later.

Januzaj has almost become a posterboy for unfulfilled potential in the eyes of the English media, but a spell at Real Sociedad demonstrates that the winger, who is still 27 years old, can still produce match-changing moments of rabbit-out-the-hat magic.

West Ham are considering handing Januzaj a third attempt at the Premier League, according to the Daily Star. He will take the place of Andriy Yarmolenko while keeping Jarrod Bowen on his toes.

Bazoer, Riechedly

Bazoer is a well-known Dutchman, who has all been linked with a move to the London Stadium at some point or another in the last 12 months. However, Moyes' versatility and outstanding technique might prove crucial at the Hammers.

Bazoer, who saw a ten-million move to Marseille go through this month, would give the West Ham manager the flexibility to change from a four to a three-man backline if required.

During a pair of excellent seasons at Vitesse Arnhem, the former Porto and Wolfsburg man has rebuilt his reputation.

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