Flocking to Twitter, many West Ham United fans are buzzing as Sky Sports share news involving Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic.
The Serbian powerhouse, standing at a colossal 6 foot 4, was a mainstay for La Viola over the 2020/2021 Serie A season – starting 34 league matches whilst averaging more clearances per 90 (3.6) than any Fiorentina man with over five appearances (WhoScored).
West Ham are said to be prioritising a new centre-half alongside the signing of a new striker and permanent deal for Jesse Lingard this summer (Claret & Hugh), with Milenkovic linked as a defensive target.
Now, Sky Sports Italia (June 23, 10:20) say that the Hammers are ‘back to pushing’ for Milenkovic this summer after they lodged a €25 million (£21.4m) offer last year.
They also say that the bid this time round from West Ham could be lower, but in any case, Fiorentina may be convinced to sell if the right amount arrives.
It’s safe to say this news has many supporters excited, with many Irons dropping takes on the development in response to West Ham Fan Zone and West Ham Central.
Find all of their best verdicts down below.
West Ham fans excited by Sky claim on Milenkovic
“MY NUMBER ONE TARGET PLEASEEE”
“Milenkovic is a top top top player”
“Hand over the Europa League title already will ya.”
“Milenkovic and Caleta Car were the two I wanted the most so I’m hyped if this is true”
“Over the moon. Feel like he could be incredible for us.”
“Apparently available for less than £25M too, would be great for us”
In other news: ‘Please be true’, ‘Surely not’…West Ham fans also flocked to this exit claim, find out more here.
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