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West Ham United are reportedly considering a move for Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic, according to TBR Football. The Hammers join Tottenham and Aston Villa in their pursuit of the Serbian centre-back.

Not only did the defender play against us in the Europa  Conference League victory in Prague, but he was chased by David Moyes for two years before eventually setling on Nayef Aguerd.

Milenkovic’s impressive performance against England in Euro 2024, where he marshalled Harry Kane well despite Serbia’s 1-0 defeat, has reignited interest in him. West Ham are looking to replace veteran Angelo Ogbonna, who left on a free transfer at the end of the season.

New manager Julen Lopetegui has prioritised a major defensive overhaul, with centre-back being a key area. Ogbonna’s departure adds urgency to the search, with Max Kilman also being linked as a target.

Further uncertainty surrounding the futures of Nayef Aguerd and captain Kurt Zouma suggests West Ham could field an entirely new central defensive pairing next season. Milenkovic would be a cornerstone in such a revamped backline.

While talks with Brazilian defender Fabricio Bruno seem to have stalled, Tutto Mercato’s¬† reports of a potential revival offer hope for West Ham’s defensive reinforcements.

Milenkovic’s European experience and pedigree make him a strong candidate. If he joins the Hammers, West Ham fans can anticipate a significantly improved defence next season.

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  • HammerRush says:

    He was outstanding against England, and looks rugged enough for Premier League. depending on the fee, why not?

    • Pongo says:

      Because he don’t want to join West ham that’s why not. They won’t be able to afford his wages for a, start, people stop listening to the bull**** spouted on this site. Because that’s exactly what it is. Even young greaves won’t join us.

  • PB6W says:

    Pongo, just a thought, why do you come on this site?

  • Superboom says:

    Are there any players that were not competing against spurs and villa to sign

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