Assist king Filip Kostic joining West Ham is now a ‘real possibility’ according to top Italian sources close to the player’s agent.
A host of sources have been claiming West Ham are closing in on agreeing a deal and terms with Eintracht Frankfurt star Kostic.
The likes of Fabrizio Romano claim the Hammers are pushing hard to get the move done.
The Hammers know all about the Serbian assist king’s talents having faced Kostic in the Europa League semi-finals.
West Ham will be wary amid claims that bitter rivals Spurs are considering reigniting their interest in the 29-year-old having been been led to believe he was signing a new contract at the German club when they showed interest in him earlier this summer.
That may explain why the Hammers are looking to move fast on this particular deal.
Kostic is represented by Italian agent Alessandro Lucci, the same man who looks after imminent West Ham striker signing Gianluca Scamacca.
Get Italian Football News is very well connected with Lucci – having been the site to reveal, via their contacts close to the player, that West Ham had not yet made an official bid for Scamacca when other outlets were claiming they had.
And a new report in Italy quoting contacts close to Lucci brings some very encouraging news for West Ham this weekend.
Assist king Filip Kostic joining West Ham now a ‘real possibility’ claim top Italian sources close to player’s agent
Because assist king Kostic joining West Ham is now a ‘real possibility’ claim top Italian sources close to player’s agent.
“West Ham United are in with a chance of landing Eintracht Frankfurt star Filip Kostic this summer,” Get Italian Football News states.
“According to sources contacted by Get Italian Football News recently, a move to the London-based side is a real possibility for the Serbian star but as things stand, a deal has not been struck yet – amidst reports of an offer being made by the English side already.
“Kostic was also heavily linked with a move to Juventus some weeks ago and it was reported that personal terms between the two parties had been agreed already. But the Bianconeri could not agree a fee with the Eagles and the Old Lady have now signed Angel di Maria.”
After a torrid week for David Moyes in the transfer market we can only hope these promising noises from Italy will result in both Scamacca and Kostic holding up West Ham shirts next week.