West Ham United are reportedly still keen to sign talented centre-back Nikola Milenkovic from Fiorentina in the summer transfer window.
That’s according to a report from Tuttomercatoweb who claim that the 24-year-old centre-back could be set to leave Florence this summer.
The Serbian defender signed a new one-year contract extension with Fiorentina last summer after West Ham had chased him throughout the window.
The Hammers ended up not pursuing a move for Milenkovic because of extortionate demands from his agent (ExWHUemployee).
The 24-year-old is out of contract with La Viola next summer so they will want to cash in on him at the end of this season rather than risk losing him for nothing next season.
And it seems as though West Ham could be back in for one of our main transfer targets from last summer…
West Ham still keen to sign Fiorentina centre-back Nikola Milenkovic
Tuttomercatoweb reckon that the Serbian is firmly on the Hammers’ radar ahead of the summer transfer window.
We could face competition from Juventus for his signature though.
David Moyes should be doing everything in his power to bring Milenkovic to the London Stadium before the start of next season.
We believe that the defender would be a hugely exciting addition to Moyes’s ranks at West Ham.
The Serb has been magnificent for La Viola this season. Described as an ‘extraordinary defender’ by x-sport news, Milenkovic is a truly elite centre-back.
In 33 Serie A appearances for Fiorentina this term, the 24-year-old has averaged 1.6 tackles, 1.1 interceptions and three clearances per match. He has also won an average of 2.8 aerial duels per game (Who Scored).
Milenkovic is very comfortable with the ball at his feet as well. During his 33 league outings this season, he has made 61.2 passes on average per game and has recorded an incredibly impressive completion rate of 89.6% (Who Scored).
The Serbian could be available for around £13 million according to Italian website Calciomercato.it.
What an unbelievable bargain that would be for West Ham. The prospect of Milenkovic lining up alongside Kurt Zouma for the next six or seven years should be a seriously exciting one for the Hammers fans.
Hopefully West Ham get a deal to sign Fiorentina centre-back Milenkovic wrapped up as soon as the transfer window opens in the summer. Juventus will undoubtedly be a problem for the Hammers though.