West Ham United have reportedly made a firm bid for Spezia defender Emil Holm.
And it seems as though Holm is a player the Scot has his eyes on…
West Ham have just made an £8.2 million bid for 23-year-old right-back
Tuttomercatoweb reckon that the Hammers’ opening offer of £8.2 million has been flat out rejected by the Italian side.
Spezia are believed to be demanding closer to £12.8 million for the Sweden international (Tuttomercatoweb).
In 20 Serie A games for Spezia last season, Holm bagged one goal and one assist. During those appearances, the Swede averaged 1.3 tackles and 1.7 clearances per match (Who Scored).
The 23-year-old possesses impressive pace, is a really tenacious tackler and reads the game really well.
Holm is better suited when playing as a right wing-back because of his attacking nature, so if Moyes is planning to play with three centre-backs and two wing-backs this season, he would be the ideal signing.
Whether he’s worth nearly £13 million is debatable but I have to say that in this current market, anything under £20 million for a half decent player seems to be reasonable!
It will be interesting to see whether or not West Ham make another bid for Holm.