According to a report by Calciomercato, West Ham United are eyeing Fiorentina defensive beast Nikola Milenkovic with the player’s agent, Fali Ramdani, even offering him around.
The Lowdown: West Ham eyeing new centre-back…
As per Claret & Hugh, West Ham are prioritising the acquisition of a new centre-half this summer alongside signing Jesse Lingard on a permanent deal and landing a star forward.
The Latest: Agent offer Milenkovic…
As per Calciomercato, West Ham are also eyeing colossal 6 foot 4 powerhouse Milenkovic this summer with the club believed to be keen on a move.
The player’s entourage, led by agent Ramadani, have apparently offered the 23-year-old to England where West Ham are suitors, but Milenkovic is said to prefer a move to Serie A giants Juventus.
The race is still open though with no official proposals made just yet and the Old Lady reluctant to mount a bid until they offload both Daniele Rugani and Merih Demiral.
Fiorentina are also said to be only demanding between €15 million-€20 million (£12.9m-£17.2m) for his signature this summer, a price tag which could even drop as August 31 approaches according to this report.
The Verdict: Do it GSB…
Taking into account Juve’s reluctance to swoop and Milenkovic’s fairly meagre price tag, this potential deal is an absolute no-brainer for West Ham.
If manager David Moyes is serious about signing a capable defender ahead of a massive campaign for West Ham, he arguably couldn’t do much better than the 28-cap Serbia star in terms of value.
Still young, Milenkovic was a mainstay for La Viola over 2020/2021. He started 34 Serie A matches whilst averaging the most clearances per 90 (3.6) out of any player in the squad with more than five appearances (WhoScored).
Amid this financial climate, possible bargains like this don’t come around too often, securing a young player who is already performing in a top European league with all the physical attributes required for English football.
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