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Report: Kostic twist

West Ham are interested in a deal to sign Filip Kostic from Eintracht Frankfurt but a new report in Germany claims that the Hammers’ interest is being driven by an agent, who is aiming to bring other clubs into a bidding war.

Bild journalist Marc Schmidt claims that the wing-back is not likely to move to the London Stadium because the player’s camp want other clubs to come in for him.

The Irons have made a bid for Kostic and are hoping to convince him to move to England but they face an uphill battle to do so because of the club’s participation in the Champions League.

Schmidt continues by claiming his agent is simply trying to bring Champions League clubs into the equation, with both Chelsea and Juventus mentioned as potential suitors.

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West Ham are not said to be a feasible destination for Kostic.

However, we know that the two clubs are holding talks over a deal for the Europa League winner and the Irons remain hopeful of convincing him to move to east London.

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4 comments on “Report: Kostic twist

  1. This doesn’t feel like it will happen, the player has one year left on his contract at which point he can go on a free, he has champions league football if they get beyond the qualifying round, we should be focusing on players that will come and top quality left backs not converted wingers, as mentioned previously it’s the usual West Ham keeping us in the headlines with all the media soundbites going for targets that aren’t interested, like Zielinski and Kostic. Onana probably will come so she would up the offer and sign him, Wijnald at Az go for him at left back, top quality, young, fast, aggressive, with a great assists record and defensive stats also likely to move, Martin Terrier is a great option instead of Kostic on the left, we need to get going and buy these players at their market rate, we could possibly get Raspadori from Sassuolo not as good as Zielinski but already has an understanding with Scamacca and will cost less.

  2. As supporters, many of these daily reports are similar to riding a roller coaster with many highs, lows, twists and sharp turns. I don’t think that it reflects badly on us as a club, but simply signs of us consolidating and growing as a club. You can be sure that with every passing window, lessons will be learnt and our approach to our transfer targets fine-tuned.
    We can’t strong-arm players away from clubs (although this is how the “Pig Six” operate) without prior knowledge and understanding that the player has a price and that he is willing to join our club. Once all of the criteria have been met, we have our player.
    I hope that he is the 100% type of player who wants to play for us and still has fire in his belly.

  3. All tabloid stuff would just love him to join , imagine him and Scamacca what a dream . Come to us Filip you won’t regret it . We’re going to be massive ⚒

  4. Same agent as Scamacca?

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