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West Ham linked with January bid for £12m man Moyes was 'very close to signing' in August
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West Ham linked with January bid for £12m man Moyes was 'very close to signing' in August

West Ham could make a bid for Nikola Milenkovic in the January transfer window having nearly bought him from Fiorentina in the summer.

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It is clear to see that the Hammers need to sign a top-class centre-back this month.

Angelo Ogbonna is out of the season whilst Kurt Zouma will be missing for another couple of weeks or so, having been out of action since December.

David Moyes absolutely must sign a top-class centre back, if West Ham are to maintain our place inside the top five and perhaps even push on for a top four spot during the second half of the season.

We have already been linked with a whole host of central defenders since Ogbonna and Zouma were ruled out.

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One of those players to be linked with a move to the London Stadium is Nikola Milenkovic. And it seems as though Moyes could go back in for one of his old favourites…

West Ham to make January bid for Fiorentina ace?

Tutto Mercato Web claims that West Ham are ready to make a move to sign Milenkovic. We could face competition from Atletico Madrid for the Serbian’s signature, however.

The Hammers were ‘very close’ to signing the 24-year-old defender in August according to Tutto Mercato Web.

What a signing the Serbia international would be for West Ham.

Standing at 6ft 5in tall, the Fiorentina ace is incredibly dominant in the air and cuts a really imposing figure. He is a great reader of the game and an impressive communicator.

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In 16 Serie A appearances this season, the 24-year-old has averaged two tackles, 1.3 interceptions and three clearances per game. He’s also won an average of 3.3 aerial duels per match (Who Scored).

Milenkovic is an exceptional passer of the football and is very comfortable when in possession.

The 24-year-old has made an average of 62.1 passes per game this season and has record an incredibly impressive completion rate of 90.5% (Who Scored).

Milenkovic would make a huge difference for the Hammers. And he’s allegedly available for just £12 million! It’s a no-brainer right?

The Fiorentina ace is not left-footed which is a shame but aside fro that, he possesses everything West Ham need and has all of the attributes required to become a truly elite central defender.

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He’d be a great long-term replacement for Ogbonna ad we believe he’s be an absolute snip at just £12 million.

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