West Ham United have reportedly made a firm bid for Spezia defender Emil Holm.

According to a report from Tuttomercatoweb, West Ham and Brighton made €9.5 million (£8.2 million) summer transfer window proposals for Emil Holm – both of which were rejected by Spezia.

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The East London outfit were first linked with a move to sign the 23-year-old right-back last week.

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Hammers boss David Moyes is obviously keen to bring in an upgrade on Vladimir Coufal and Ben Johnson.

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).

West Ham have just made an £8.2 million bid for 23-year-old right-back
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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.


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