West Ham United have reportedly made a serious offer for Spezia defender Emil Holm.
Tuttomercatoweb claims that West Ham and Brighton both offered €9.5 million (£8.2 million) for Emil Holm in the summer transfer window, but Spezia turned them down.
Hammers manager David Moyes clearly wants to bring in a better option than Vladimir Coufal and Ben Johnson at right-back.
And it looks like Holm is someone the Scot is interested in…
Tuttomercatoweb says that Spezia rejected the Hammers’ first bid of £8.2 million and want more like £12.8 million for the Sweden international.
Holm scored one goal and made one assist in 20 Serie A games for Spezia last season. He also averaged 1.3 tackles and 1.7 clearances per game (Who Scored).
The 23-year-old is very fast, tackles hard and has good anticipation.
Holm is more comfortable as a right wing-back because he likes to attack, so he would suit Moyes if he plans to use three centre-backs and two wing-backs this season.
He would be a good signing, but it is hard to say if he is worth almost £13 million. However, in this market, any player who is decent seems to cost less than £20 million!
It will be interesting to see if West Ham make another offer for Holm.