Hammers insider hints at Friday meeting for West Ham United to sign assist king Filip Kostic from Eintracht Frankfurt.
It has been a hugely positive week for West Ham on the transfer front.
David Moyes has finally ended his 18-month search for a striker with the £35m capture of Gianluca Scamacca.
And a host of sources have been claiming West Ham are now 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.
Kostic is represented by Italian agent Alessandro Lucci, the same man who looks after West Ham’s new striker Scamacca.
Sources close to Lucci claimed there was a ‘real possibility’ Kostic will join West Ham.
There has been claim and counter claim over the last few days as to whether Kostic would be open to the move.
West Ham are said to be ready to use the wages freed up by Andriy Yarmolenko’s departure to more than double Kostic’s £43k per week past the £100k mark.
With unsubstantiated rumours doing the rounds that Kostic may have flown to London to complete a move – all eyes were on Eintracht’s pre-season friendly against Astoria Walldorf yesterday.
The man Moyes wants to bring to the London Stadium next indeed started the game and scored a belter, which you can read about and see here.
Sky Sports and their leading transfer reporter Dharmesh Sheth claim Kostic will consider a move to West Ham if a deal is agreed between Kostic and Frankfurt.
Indeed Sheth claims the Serbian assist king has already turned down two Champions League clubs as West Ham close in on a move.
“West Ham United still working on deal to sign Filip Kostic,” Sheth said on Twitter.
“Bid worth €15m (£12.3m) rejected by Eintracht Frankfurt. Valuation thought to be closer to €20m (£17m).
“Kostic already rejected two offers from clubs in CL. Kostic will consider West Ham if deal agreed.”
Insider hints at Friday meeting for West Ham to sign assist king Filip Kostic from Eintracht Frankfurt
And now an insider has hinted at a Friday meeting for West Ham to sign assist king Kostic from Eintracht Frankfurt.
Claret and Hugh’s Sean Whetstone took to Twitter to post a picture message with four images.
The pictures were of Kostic, his agent Lucci, a city view of Frankfurt and the message ‘Positive Friday’.
Of course the post may be more in hope than anything else.
But West Ham fans will be desperately hoping the suggestion is as it seems, that there could be a positive outcome from a meeting over Kostic on Friday.