Report: West Ham decide signing 'outstanding' player is too expensive for them, looking at cheaper options
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Report: West Ham decide signing 'outstanding' player is too expensive for them, looking at cheaper options

West Ham United have reportedly U-turned on a deal to sign Filip Kostic as it was getting too expensive, according to the Daily Mail.

The report suggests that West Ham may now turn their attention to Burnley’s Maxwel Cornet as the costs of signing the 29-year-old continue to rise.

Earlier reports suggested that the ‘outstanding’ Kostic was starting to come around to the idea of joining the east London side.

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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.

A move for Cornet may not be easy for West Ham though, with Newcastle and Everton among several Premier League clubs chasing the 25-year-old.

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.

The left-sided player was pivotal in Eintracht Frankfurt’s Europa League campaign, providing an assist in the final as they overcame Rangers to win their second European title.

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.

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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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