According to Sky Sports, West Ham United are edging closer to completing a deal for Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic, who has been linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur this summer.
Tottenham completed their first defensive signing of the summer last week after agreeing on a deal with Atalanta for Cristian Romero.
The Argentine’s arrival will be a welcome boost to Nuno Espirito Santo as he goes about fixing the Spurs backline which was extremely leaky last season.
Some sources previously suggested the Lilywhites were eyeing the Serbian as an alternative to Romero, and so, it remains to be seen whether Tottenham will go after the Fiorentina star now they have secured the Argentine’s signature.
If Sky Sports’ latest update is to be beleived, it looks as though Spurs’ capture of Romero has allowed West Ham to swoop for Milenkovic.
The report claims Kurt Zouma was the Hammers’ number one target but the club have now turned their attention to Milenkovic as they were unable to meet Chelsea’s valuation of the Frenchman.
It is asserted that David Moyes’ side are hopeful of striking a £14m deal with Fiorentina for the 23-year-old, who is now into the final year of his contract at the Artemio Franchi Stadium.
Spurs Web Opinion:
It seems fairly evident that Milenkovic was a backup option for Spurs rather than being the club’s number one centre-back target. The fact that Spurs are not moving for the likes of Zouma and Milenkovic despite wanting another centre-back suggests that Paratici might have another big name in mind following Romero’s capture.
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