Report: West Ham decide signing 'outstanding' player is too expensive for them, looking at cheaper options
Earlier reports suggested that the ‘outstanding’ Kostic was starting to come around to the idea of joining the east London side.
A report from CalcioMercato suggests that if a deal can’t be agreed for Kostic to join the Hammers, Juventus could be another option for the Serb.
Kostic deal getting too expensive for West Ham
Kostic would be a fantastic signing for West Ham, but shouldn’t be done at all costs.
He could attempt to win back-to-back Europa League titles if he joins West Ham, and Moyes would certainly appreciate the experience he brings.
However, Kostic is 29 years old and only has one year left on his contract.
It would be unwise for West Ham to spend heavily on Kostic when a younger alternative in Cornet is available.
Kostic may also be aware that West Ham haven’t been afraid to offer big money to players this summer, with reports coming out about the deal they approached Jesse Lingard with.
This could be one of the reasons why the deal is now getting so expensive, and a compromise will need to be reached for the move to happen.
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