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Report claims West Ham will have to pay £13.5m for Vitaliy Mykolenko

West Ham have been told to pay €15 million (£13.5 million) if they want to sign Dynamo Kyiv’s Vitaliy Mykolenko this summer, according to a report from Italian media outlet Area Napoli.

The Hammers could face competition from Serie A giants Napoli for the talented young Ukraine international, however.

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West Ham will undoubtedly be on the look out for a new left-back this summer.

Aaron Cresswell has regressed badly over the past 12 months. And Arthur Masuaku is quite clearly not consistent enough to play regularly in the Premier League.

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And Area Napoli claim that the Hammers are keen to address that issue by signing £13.5 million-rated Dynamo Kyiv ace Vitaliy Mykolenko.

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The 20-year-old left-back has really impressed for Kyiv this season. He has racked up three goals and seven assists in 30 appearances in all competitions (Transfermarkt).

Vitalii Mykolenko (Photo by Stanislav Vedmid/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

The Kyiv starlet is obviously a highly talented young player. According to Sky Italia, former Ballon d’Or winner Andriy Shevchenko recommended the Kyiv ace to AC Milan earlier this year.

A move to the Premier League might be a difficult one for Mykolenko to acclimatise to immediately, however.

A lot more experienced players have tried and failed throughout the years.

But for just £13.5 million, he might just be worth the punt for West Ham. Whether they manage to beat Napoli to Mykolenko’s signature, however, remains to be seen.


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