West Ham target Nikola Milenkovic has a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ with Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso for him to leave the Serie A outfit in the summer according to a report from Calciomercato.it.
Hammers boss David Moyes is very keen to bring the towering 24-year-old centre-back to the London Stadium according to a report from Calciomercato.it.
Signing a top-class centre-back in January now seems to be one of Moyes’s main two priorities, along with bringing an established striker to the London Stadium.
Milenkovic would be a sensational addition for West Ham. Calciomercato.it claims that the Serbia international will cost around £13 million…you can’t get much better value than that.
The 24-year-old apparently won’t be going anywhere in January, but the Hammers will seemingly have a great chance to sign him in the summer.
Fiorentina ace Milenkovic could be West Ham bound
The Serbia international could be set to leave Florence but not until the summer.
Calciomercato.it claims that he has already agreed with Rocco Commisso that he will be able to leave the Stadio Artemio Franchi at the end of the season.
And with that in mind, West Ham will surely try to sign him in the summer. What an addition Milenkovic would be for the Hammers. Especially for just £13 million.
In 14 Serie A appearances for Fiorentina so far this season, Milenkovic has averaged 1.9 tackles, 1.3 interceptions and 2.9 clearances per game (Who Scored).
He has also won 2.9 aerial duels on average per match. The Serb is very comfortable with the ball at his feet as well. From an average of 59.9 passes per game he has registered an impressive completion rate of 90.8% (Who Scored).
With Angelo Ogbonna and Craig Dawson set to turn 34 and 32 respectively before the end of the season, the addition of another top-class centre-half will be a necessity for David Moyes and West Ham.
The Fiorentina ace would be the ideal addition for West Ham.
It’s a real shame that we will seemingly have to wait until the summer before we can sign him. The Hammers could have done with bringing Milenkovic to the London Stadium in January considering our current central defensive problems.