West Ham and Fiorentina are said to have agreed a £17 million fee for Nikola Milenkovic according to Claret and Hugh.
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The Hammers insiders claim that a deal is still a long way off being done, however.
That is because talks with the player are being delayed as he could be waiting for concrete interest from Juventus to materialise.
Milenkovic would be an outstanding addition for West Ham.
All we can do is hope against hope that the Hammers owners manage to get a deal for the 23-year-old done and dusted as soon as possible.
If Juventus do throw their hat into the ring for the Serbian, however, there is little that we will be able to do. All the more reason to speed up talks to sign him then!
West Ham agree Milenkovic fee but Juventus could be a problem
C&H reckon that although a £17 million fee has been agreed between the two clubs, the player himself is waiting to see whether or not Juve come in for him.
That is an instant red flag.
We can’t blame the 23-year-old for wanting to move to Juventus rather than West Ham.
The Old Lady still have a huge pull for players, especially those who ply their trade in Italy. But in all honesty, David Moyes needs players on board who really want to play for West Ham.
The Hammers boss has built teams throughout his career with players who put everything on the line. Would Milenkovic do that if we are not his first choice? It is certainly debatable.
All the West Ham owners can do is try their best to wrap this up as quickly as possible.
Because the longer we wait around, the more likely it will be for Juventus to swoop in and sign Milenkovic.