In a recent interview, reported West Ham United summer target Sasa Kalajdzic opened up on the transfer speculation currently surrounding him.
With German outlet Kicker reporting (via Sport Witness) back in March that the Hammers, alongside RB Leipzig and AS Roma, are keeping a close eye on the Stuttgart centre-forward ahead of the summer window, in what would be a potential transfer in the region of €25m (£21.5m), the 23-year-old recently opened up the rumours regarding his future.
Speaking to Sport Bild (via Sport Witness), Kalajdzic said: “I don’t fight against it. It’s great to have my achievements recognised. It’s a compliment to be linked with other clubs.”
Would Kalajdzic be a good signing for West Ham?
Transfer Tavern Take
With David Moyes having limited options at centre-forward in his West Ham squad at present – the injured Michail Antonio is the Scot’s only choice as a senior out-and-out striker – it is unsurprising that the Hammers are interested in adding depth to that position this summer.
Considering the fact that Kalajdzic has scored a highly impressive 14 goals, while also providing five assists, over his 28 Bundesliga appearances for Pellegrino Matarazzo’s side this season, the Austrian would appear to be a fine candidate to provide Moyes with more firepower at the London Stadium.
Furthermore, with the 23-year-old seeming flattered by the interest shown in him by the Hammers, perhaps a switch to the Premier League will not be a difficult move for West Ham to coax from Kalajdzic this summer.
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