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Fabrizio Romano expresses concern as the Hammers close in on Nikola Milenkovic

Fabrizio Romano expresses concern as the Hammers close in on Nikola Milenkovic
Written by Quincy Charles

West Ham and Fiorentina are still negotiating add-ons for the transfer of Nikola Milenkovic, according to Fabrizio Romano’s Here We Go podcast.

According to certain Italian media, an agreement is almost complete. However, Romano claims that the two teams have yet to agree on add-ons, which could be a source of concern.

After a stellar few campaigns with La Viola, Milenkovic, 23, has emerged as a priority for West Ham. The 6ft 5in defender joined Fiorentina as a teenager from Partizan Belgrade in 2017 and has since played 133 times for the club. However, the Serbian international’s contract is coming to an end in 12 months time.

According to TMW, Milenkovic is “virtually” a West Ham player and will say his goodbyes to his colleagues today. West Ham is expected to pay Gennaro Gattuso’s side an initial price of just £14 million. However, in terms of add-ons, Romano argues there are still some challenges to solve.

“West Ham pushing. There is still something to be fixed between the two clubs about add-ons for the value of the player. West Ham are really pushing for Milenkovic from Fiorentina,” Fabrizio Romano claimed in Tuesday’s episode of the Here We Go podcast.

After the departures of Fabian Balbuena, Jesse Lingard, and Felipe Anderson, fans are dissatisfied with the club’s lack of additions. Sebastian Haller’s replacement is still yet to be found by West Ham.

However, West Ham are addressing a shortage of defending options with Milenkovic, as Moyes continues to use a three-man defense.

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