West Ham want to sign FC Rostov defender Dennis Hadzikadunic for around £6 million, according to a report from Aftonbladet.

In other news…’Omg yes please’: Some West Ham fans are very excited by links to 28-year-old

Hammers boss David Moyes’s need to sign a new centre-back this summer is clear and obvious for everyone to see.

We have been heavily linked with a move for Burnley defender James Tarkowski (Independent). That move seems to be destined to fail, however, with the Clarets demanding too much money.

And Sky Sports claimed yesterday that West Ham have submitted a £23 million bid plus £10 million in add ons for Saint-Etienne centre-back Wesley Fofana.

Russian Football Premier League: Rubin Kazan vs Rostov Rostov-on-Don
Dennis Hadzikadunic in action (Photo by Yegor Aleyev\TASS via Getty Images)

But it seems as though the Hammers could now be eyeing a more cost-effective deal.

Aftonbladet claims David Moyes wants to bring FC Rostov youngster Dennis Hadzikadunic to the London Stadium for just £6 million.


The 22-year-old made 17 league appearances for FC Rostov last season. In those outings, he averaged one tackle, 0.8 interceptions, 2.9 clearances and 0.5 blocks per game. He also won an average of 3.9 aerial duals per match (Who Scored).

FC Zenit Saint Petersburg vs FC Rostov Rostov-On-Don - Russian Premier League
Dennis Hadzikadunic of FC Rostov (Photo by Mike Kireev/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Hadzikadunic is somewhat of an unknown quantity. So it is hard for us to pass judgement on the young Swede.

You would like to think that we have done our due diligence on the 22-year-old.

But it would surprise nobody if Hadzikadunic is just a name plucked out of thin air by David Sullivan. Who knows though? Let’s just hope that if we do sign him, he turns out to be a good addition to David Moyes’s squad.

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