West Ham United could sign Eintracht Frankfurt star Filip Kostic depending on developments involving Inter Milan and Juventus, according to Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla.
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Hammers coach David Moyes and head of recruitment Rob Newman are casting their eyes on yet more new additions after sealing the signings of Nayef Aguerd, Flynn Downes, Alphonse Areola (loan made permanent) and Gianluca Scamacca.
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Indeed, reliable club insiders like ExWHUemployee have claimed that a left-sided player and Lille midfielder Amadou Onana are on the agenda at West Ham, with Kostic also a named target for the club.
The Irons are still pursuing the Serbian after a claim by 90min that he’s ‘interested in joining’ Moyes’ side. However, the Bundesliga ace has also been linked with both Juve and Inter, with the Premier League side potentially facing stiff competition.
The Latest: Pedulla shares significant Kostic update…
Sharing news in the last 48 hours, Pedulla has made a significant claim involving Kostic and the trio of Inter, Juve and West Ham.
According to his information, depending on developments over this week, the 29-year-old ‘will sign for West Ham’ if either of the Italian giants don’t push forward.
He explained on Sunday evening (via Twitter): “#Kostic proposed again at #Juve (who thinks about it) and at #Inter (colder today). The wait in both cases will last 48-72 hours, otherwise the outsider will sign for #West Ham”
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Moyes is apparently eager to shore up the left flank in West Ham’s squad and Kostic, who was a revelation for Eintracht Frankfurt last season as he achieved the club’s joint-highest WhoScored performance rating, would appear to be a brilliant fit.
The Serbia international played a key role in his team’s run to Europa League glory, featuring 12 times in that victorious campaign and prompting some members of the media to praise the ‘phenomenal wing-back’, and he arguably stands out as a high-quality target for the Irons.
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