West Ham are allegedly planning to ‘step in and sign’ talented winger Filip Kostic from Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer transfer window.
That’s according to a report from La Lazio Siamo Noi who claims that Frankfurt may be forced to sell him at the end of this season with his contract set to expire in the summer of 2023.
Hammers boss David Moyes has a lot of work to do in the transfer market this summer.
The Scot’s main priorities will be to sign a striker, a centre-back, a central midfielder and a left-back. He needs to strengthen in those four positions as a bare minimum.
It could be argued that we need another winger as well though, with Andriy Yarmolenko’s contract set to expire in the summer.
And according to reports, Moyes has a cost effective option in mind…
West Ham eyeing summer move for Eintracht Frankfurt winger Filip Kostic
La Lazio Siamo Noi claims that the Hammers are ready to ‘step in and sign’ the 29-year-old.
We think that Kostic would be a very useful addition for West Ham and his reasonable price-tag makes him an even more appealing potential signing.
The 29-year-old Bundesliga winger is an incredibly hard-working player.
So it’s little wonder why Moyes is allegedly so keen to sign him.
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 12 assists and four goals to his name in 31 games for Eintracht Frankfurt this season (Transfermarkt). That’s a healthy return by anyone’s standards.
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 in the summer according to Tuttosport, with only 15 months remaining on his current deal at Deutsche Bank Park.
That sounds like great value. And we would be more than happy if Moyes brings the 29-year-old to the London Stadium at the end of this season.