‘Exhausting’: Some West Ham fans frustrated as 23-year-old hands them transfer blow
Reported West Ham target Nikola Milenkovic has penned a new contract with current club Fiorentina on Thursday, which is another transfer blow to the Hammers this summer.
It’s been an extremely frustrating window so far for Irons supporters and today’s news hasn’t brightened their moods.
West Ham have been heavily linked with a move for Fiorentina defender Milenkovic all summer. However, the Italian club announced today he’s signed a contract to keep him in Florence until 2023.
Fabrizio Romano reported last weekend that West Ham’s talks for the 23-year-old have been ongoing for weeks. But, Sky Sports’ reporter Dharmesh Sheth explains that Hammers manager David Moyes decided to pull out of a deal for the centre-half.
Milenkovic transfer blow final nail in the coffin for some West Ham fans
With less than two weeks left in the mark, a selection of West Ham supporters on social media are not happy.
In fairness, there is still time for the London club to sneak in with a couple of signings to suddenly brighten up a fairly small squad. They could be cutting it quite fine, though.
There has been countless West Ham rumours all summer and goalkeeper Alphonse Areola is the only one to come to fruition so far, along with Craig Dawson joining permanently after his loan.
Commanding Serbian centre-back Milenkovic looks a strong fit on paper, but that now looks dead in the water after he signed a new contract with Fiorentina.
Here are some West Ham fans discussing the Milenkovic announcement.