'On my knees', 'Yes please': Some West Ham fans pray owners sign 'bargain' 23-year-old target
West Ham target Nikola Milenkovic is reportedly available this summer for just €10m (£8.5m).
According to Italian sports journalist Paolo Bargiggia, the 23-year-old centre-back can leave for cheap in the transfer window. As reported by CalcioMercato, West Ham, as well as Everton and Tottenham, are keen on Milenkovic.
The Serbian international had a fine season for Fiorentina last term. The centre-back made 34 appearances in Serie A. Milenkovic has been compared to Manchester United legend Nemanja Vidic during his career.
West Ham are likely to sign a centre-back this summer with UEFA Europa League football on the horizon next season. The Hammers will be competing in the group stages, so building out the squad will be key for David Moyes.
Indeed, Milenkovic would be a solid addition for the Hammers for next season. And supporters on social media are eager for the club to sign the 23-year-old defender. Especially since his transfer fee has seemingly dropped significantly.
Here’s what some West Ham fans had to say about Milenkovic on Twitter, with a few supporters hoping the club owners beat rival teams to the defender’s signature…
An absolute steal at that price, if true. Wow. https://t.co/NKPc9b4Zvu— Sam Arregui (@The_Ambassad0r) June 28, 2021
On my knees https://t.co/HEix2GCgxS— ryan (@ryanxvzz) June 28, 2021
This would be bargain of the summer if this is actually true ✍🏼 https://t.co/WydgTObjnu— Ibby (@1bbyWHU) June 28, 2021
If this was true he’d be our player right now. Not a chance our owners would turn down that price— West Ham Report (@WestHam_Report) June 28, 2021
Yes please. Can’t see it— Scott (@scottrich72) June 28, 2021
That's good if true, not very impressed with the Croatia center back, Caleta-car on today's performance— Andrew Gilbert (@andyg1954) June 28, 2021
West Ham conceded more goals last season than the likes of Tottenham and Aston Villa, and competing in Europe means extra defenders will be needed for Moyes and his east London side.