West Ham United have reportedly made an official bid to try and sign Nikola Milenkovic in the summer transfer window.
The Lowdown: Centre-back wanted
As per Claret & Hugh, the London Stadium faithful are said to be prioritising signing a new central defender.
While they did extremely well to finish in sixth spot in the Premier League table in the 2020/21 season, they conceded no fewer than 47 goals, and will surely want to improve on that ahead of what is going to be a much busier term with them now in the UEFA Europa League.
The Latest: Milenkovic bid
According to Calciomercato, the Hammers have made an official bid for Milenkovic, said to be in the region of €20m (£17.2m).
However, this offer is thought to be far from what Fiorentina would like for him to be sold.
The Verdict: Get it done!
The Irons should be looking at signings that can take them onto the next level after their exceptional campaign, and Milenkovic would certainly do just that.
He has received high praise in the past, being dubbed as an ‘extraordinary’ player by his teammate Pol Lirola back in April, while he has also drawn comparisons with Manchester United legend and fellow countryman Nermanja Vidic.
Does Milenkovic start for West Ham?
Like Vidic, Milenkovic is a colossus at six-foot-four-inches tall, and certainly showed that in the Serie A last season, winning 5.1 of his duels a game while also averaging 3.6 clearances, 1.4 tackles and 1.3 interceptions per match (Sofascore).
At just 23 years of age as well, he will only get better, and is certainly someone who could slot straight into the starting line-up under David Moyes.
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