January transfer window news: West Ham are eyeing up a move to sign Eintracht Frankfurt ace Filip Kostic, according to a report from Calciomercato.
The 29-year-old Bundesliga winger is an incredibly hard-working player.
He is old fashioned in the sense that he’s left-footed and plays on the left! As a result, Kostic is much more of a provider than a goalscorer.
The 43-capped Serbia International has 10 assists and three goals to his name in 22 games for Eintracht Frankfurt this season (Transfermarkt).
On face value, he has everything that West Ham boss David Moyes looks for in potential new signings.
Frankfurt could sell Kostic for just £9 million this month according to Tuttosport, with only 17 months remaining on his current deal at Deutsche Bank Park.
He has been described as Frankfurt’s most efficient player by the Bundesliga’s official website. Standing at 6ft tall, he has all of the attributes needed to succeed in the Premier League.
Frankfurt sporting director Fredi Bobic recently labelled Kostic as extraordinary and praised the Serbian for his unrivalled work-rate (Bundesliga website).
January transfer window news
With Calciomercato claiming that the Hammers are eyeing up a move for Kostic, it must be said that Moyes surely should be prioritising additions in other areas of his squad at the London Stadium.
The Hammers need to sign a top-class central defender and an established goalscorer before the January transfer window slams shut.
Michail Antonio is currently the only recognised striker who Moyes has at his disposal.
Meanwhile at the back, Angelo Ogbonna is out for the entire season and Kurt Zouma won’t be back for at least another couple of weeks yet.
West Ham are currently sitting pretty in fifth spot in the Premier League table. We have a genuine chance to push on and finish inside the top four come May.
Our hopes of doing just that hinge heavily on Moyes’s ability to bring in a new centre-back and a striker this month, however.
Sure, the addition of Kostic would be the cherry on the cake. But let’s get the urgent issues sorted out first, Hopefully Moyes will be on the same page as that.
We cannot go another transfer window without signing a striker and recent injuries have dictated the need for a central defender.
Perhaps once those positions are strengthened, West Ham can then target a move to bring Kostic to the London Stadium.