Polish website Sport.Onet have claimed that West Ham United are set to table an improved offer to sign Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik after having a £6million bid turned down – with his contract expiring in June.
Milik, 26, is being pushed aside at Napoli – failing to make a single appearance for the Italian giants during the entire 2020-21 campaign. Lukasz Fabianski’s national teammate has seemingly played his last game for the Serie A side.
West Ham have seen a £6million bid rejected by Napoli, with president Aurelio De Laurentiis renowned for his hard bargaining. Andre Villas-Boas and Marseille have been rejected by the player himself.
The report also claims that West Ham are expected to return with a second bid for the player, with Napoli requiring more money for the ex-Ajax attacker. The Hammers need a striker after selling Sebastian Haller.
TBR’s view – Milik would be a sensational signing for West Ham
Michail Antonio is first choice and it would take a mercurial signing to see the ex-Nottingham Forest man replaced. So, bringing in a second striker is a given, but perhaps one that can play elsewhere.
Milik is ideal. Acting as cover up front, Milik can also be a crucial part of the side out wide or even as a second striker. For anything less than £15million, Milik is brilliant business – even if his contract is due to expire.