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Nikola Maksimovic boost allegedly handed to West Ham on a plate
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Nikola Maksimovic boost allegedly handed to West Ham on a plate

Nikola Maksimovic is keen to move to the Premier League above anything else this summer amidst links with West Ham according to The Sunday Mirror (Print Edition; July 3rd, page 77).

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The Hammers’ need to sign a new centre-back has already been well-documented this summer.

Fabian Balbuena has already left the London Stadium leaving David Moyes with only Angelo Ogbonna, Craig Dawson and Issa Diop to call upon.

West Ham have been heavily linked with a move to sign Nikola Maksimovic over the past few months (Area Napoli and Plaza Deportiva).

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The 29-year-old is available on a free transfer this summer after his contract expired with Napoli.

Nikola Maksimovic boost for West Ham

The Sunday Mirror (Print Edition; July 3rd, page 77) claims that plenty of clubs are chasing the 25-capped Serbia international’s signature.

In great news for the Hammers, however, Maksimovic allegedly wants a move to the Premier League above all else.

If true, that will obviously stand us in great stead.

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The 29-year-old would be the ideal addition for West Ham this summer. And his availability on a free transfer will undoubtedly appeal to the club’s owners as well.

The seasoned veteran is an old school, no-nonsense defender. He is fairly accomplished with the ball at his feet as well.

In 17 Serie A outings last term, Maksimovic averaged 1.1 tackles, 1.2 interceptions and 2.6 clearances per game. He also won an average of 2.1 aerial duals per match. The centre-back averaged 56.5 passes per game with a supremely impressive completion rate of 92.2% (Who Scored).

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Signing the Serbian on a free transfer seems like an absolute no-brainer. And his keenness to move to England should help West Ham wrap this one up with the minimum of fuss.