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West Ham United: David Moyes wants to sign Nikola Maksimovic

West Ham United: David Moyes wants to sign Nikola Maksimovic -West Ham Transfer Rumours

According to a report by the Daily Star, West Ham United manager David Moyes wants to add free agent defender Nikola Maksimovic to his roster this summer – but he faces competition from Real Betis and Napoli.

The Lowdown: West Ham hunting centre-half…

As explained by Claret & Hugh, West Ham are on the hunt for new centre-backs this summer with that position being a priority.

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Among the names linked recently, both Nikola Milenkovic of Fiorentina and Conor Goldson of Rangers have been mentioned, while Lyon defender Joachim Andersen has also been namedropped in passing.

Maksimovic is on the radar for Moyes and West Ham as well with the Daily Star now sharing an update.

The Latest: Moyes wants Maskimovic for West Ham…

As per the Star, Moyes wants to sign Maksimovic for West Ham this summer but faces stiff competition from Betis – who also want to snap up the free agent after his exit from Napoli.

As well as this, the 29-year-old is weighing up re-signing for his former club after they failed to agree on terms and is back in talks over a potential improved deal.

Indeed, as per this report, West Ham are in a race to sign the 6 foot 3 Serbian colossus as both sides pose a real threat.

Moyes is said to be preparing a ‘big squad restructure’ in east London as they gear up for the Europa League group stages.

The Verdict: Get it done…

After Fabian Balbuena’s departure from the London Stadium, it is arguable that the Irons need to reinforce their options at centre-half and the experienced Maksimovic comes as a solid free option.

Despite starting just 12 Serie A matches last season for Napoli, he averaged a 92.2% pass accuracy out from the back in that time – perhaps pointing to a cool and composed defender who could be a real asset for West Ham (WhoScored).

For no transfer fee, the 25-cap international serves as a potentially fruitful acquisition in a difficult market marred by coronavirus.

However, if Moyes and the club do want to get a deal done, they may need to intervene quickly going by this report.

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