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‘I’ve spoken to people’ – TalkSport pundit Crook delivers update over WHU’s target from Bundesliga

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Journalist Alex Crook suggested that Filip Kostic is in doubts over a possible move to Premier League. It has been reported earlier that after Broja’s talks have stalled, West Ham turned their attention to another problematic area – the left-back position.

The Hammers believe that Kostic can perfectly fill the void on that flank, but the player himself is not totally convinced that the move to London is a good idea. This would mean that the player will deny himself the Champions League football, but generous personal terms could change his mind.

Alex Crook said (via Talksport):

“Their initial bid has been rejected. I think they’re going to have to pay nearer 20 million pounds. I was told this morning [Thursday] they are readying a second bid, but the other part of this story is how much does Filip Kostic actually want to come to West Ham? He’s a left wing-back, left-back.

“We know why they’re targeting that area – they’re perhaps concerned about Aaron Cresswell moving forward, but he’s at a club at the moment in Eintracht Frankfurt, Europa League winners, therefore they’re in the Champions League; they’re going to play Real Madrid in the Super Cup next week.

“Are West Ham that attractive a proposition to a player who could be playing in the Champions League? I guess money will talk and clearly, the salary on offer in the Premier League would be greater, but I have spoken to people in Germany – they’re not entirely convinced that he wants to make this move.”