West Ham United have initiated contact with Spezia about signing World Cup star Jakub Kiwior in the January transfer window.

That’s according to a report from MilanLive.it who claim that the Hammers have contacted Spezia with a €15 million (£13 million) bid for the 22-year-old Poland international.

The problem is, the Serie A outfit are demanding closer to €20 million (£17.2 million).

That shouldn’t be a problem though, with West Ham said to be confident of reaching an agreement with Spezia for the signing of Kiwior.

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The Hammers are believed to be keen to get this one done quickly after Kurt Zouma underwent surgery on his knee.

It seems as though Spezia have made it very clear to the East London outfit what is required…

Word Cup star on West Ham radar

MilanLive.it claim that the Hammers are keen to sign the 22-year-old Poland international centre-back this winter.

We think that the Pole would be a tremendous addition for the Hammers. He has been described as Poland’s most sought-after player.

Kiwior is obviously a huge talent, and Robert Lewandowski recently raved about his countryman, labelling him as ‘extraordinary’.

And considering his age, he will be someone who just keeps getting better and better.

He is a left-footed centre-back but can operate as a defensive midfielder as well, and that versatility would obviously appeal to David Moyes.

In 22 Serie A appearances last season, Kiwior averaged 2.3 tackles, 1.8 interceptions and 2.2 clearances per game (Who Scored).

Word Cup star Jakub Kiwior on West Ham radar
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The Polish ace stands at 6ft 2in tall and is very energetic and mobile.

The Spezia defender is a proper athlete, but it must be said that he is totally unproven in the Premier League. Players a lot better than Kiwior have arrived in the Premier League and failed to succeed.

However, Kiwior does seem to have all the attributes needed to succeed in England. So I believe that he will be more than worth the reported £17.2 million fee needed to sign him.

Whether West Ham are able to sign the World Cup star in January remains to be seen though.

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