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Agent claims West Ham may now need to pay £5 million for Frederik Alves
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Agent claims West Ham may now need to pay £5 million for Frederik Alves

West Ham target Frederik Alves could now cost as much as £5 million according to Scandinavian based football agent Davor Milito.

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The Hammers were first linked with a 10 million DKK (£1.2 million) move to sign the 21-year-old in September (Danish website Bold).

And, according to a report from Danish media outlet BT, West Ham are now very close to signing the Silkeborg centre-back.

Silkeborg director Kent Madsen suggested that Alves’s transfer to the London Stadium was a mere formality, when speaking to Midtjyllands Avis.

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Calcio Mercato threw a spanner into the works earlier this week, however, by claiming that Torino could usurp the Hammers in the race to sign the 21-year-old.

Leeds have also been credited with an interest in signing the young Danish ace (Daily Mail).

Let’s hope that West Ham do end up signing Alves, because he is a truly brilliant and exciting prospect. It seems as though we may have to pay slightly more than was first reported, however.

Scandinavian based football agent Davor Milito has told Torino Granata that the Hammers may now need to pay as much as £5 million for the 21-year-old centre-back:

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“Young people in Denmark, if talented, are never very cheap. I think that a deal can be closed between £3.5 million and £5 million.”

Even if West Ham do have to pay £5 million for Alves, we shouldn’t hesitate to bring him to the London Stadium.

Sure, he is totally unproven at Premier League level. The Dane has the ability to go on and become a truly top player, however. He certainly has all of the ingredients needed to do just that.

Fingers crossed we win the race for his signature.