According to a report from Italian media outlet Calcio Mercato, West Ham are keen to sign Inter Milan goalkeeper Filip Stankovic this summer.
The 17-year-old stopper is the son of legendary Inter midfielder Dejan.
The youngster’s father, 41, won six Serie A titles with Inter and Lazio and also won the Champions League with the Nezaruzzi in 2010.
And his son will be hoping to follow in his footsteps.
Stankovic is still yet to make a senior appearance for the Italian giants.
He has impressed at youth level, however, conceding just 37 goals in 38 games and keeping 14 clean sheets in the process (Transfermarkt).
Could be tricky to tempt the Serb into leaving the San Siro
Stankovic told Inter’s official website that it is a dream for him to train and play for the Serie A giants. So West Ham might just have their work cut-out if they want to sign the Serbia under-19 international.
Calcio Mercato claims that the Hammers could explore the possibility of bringing the 17-year-old to the London Stadium nevertheless.
West Ham currently have Lukasz Fabianski and Darren Randolph as goalkeeping options, whilst Roberto and youngster Nathan Trott are out on loan.
Three of those names are on the wrong side of 32, however. And Roberto will surely be moved on in the summer. So the idea of having Stankovic and Trott serving as Fabianski’s deputies for the next couple of years would surely be an exciting one for Hammers fans.
Serbia media outlet Sportske describe the 17-year-old Inter starlet as an exciting prospect for the future.
And although he clearly has a very long way to go before he can be a regular starter, it might just be worth a punt for West Ham to bring him to east London. If they can convince him into parting ways with his ‘dream’ club, of course.