West Ham United are allegedly expected to get a deal wrapped up for Nikola Milenkovic in the summer transfer window.
That’s according to a report from Fiorentina News who claims that Milenkovic is all set to leave the Florence based club at the end of the season.
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Central defence is undoubtedly an area at the London Stadium where Hammers boss David Moyes needs to strengthen this summer.
Angelo Ogbonna is still out with an ACL injury whilst Kurt Zouma has endured two spells on the sidelines with injuries this season.
Meanwhile, Craig Dawson will be 32 next and the jury is still very much out on Issa Diop.
West Ham have been linked with moves to sign plenty of centre-backs since the summer. One of them is Nikola Milenkovic.
The Serbian stands at 6ft 5in tall and is a truly elite defender. West Ham fans would surely be over the moon if we got a deal to sign Milenkovic done in the summer.
And it seems as though that’s exactly what could happen…
West Ham expected to seal Milenkovic deal
Fiorentina News reckons that the 24-year-old centre-back is firmly on the Hammers’ radar ahead of the summer transfer window.
We believe that Milenkovic 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 28 Serie A appearances for Fiorentina this term, the 24-year-old has averaged 1.6 tackles, 1.2 interceptions and three clearances per match. He has also won an average of 3 aerial duels per game (Who Scored).
Milenkovic is very comfortable with the ball at his feet as well. During his 28 league outings this season, he has made 60.3 passes on average per game and has recorded an incredibly impressive completion rate of 90.4% (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 Milenkovic wrapped up as soon as the transfer window opens in the summer.