West Ham ‘can be optimistic’ about Filip Kostic’s arrival, says journalist

According to journalist Dean Jones, West Ham United “can be optimistic” about signing 29-year-old Eintracht Frankfurt winger Filip Kostic.

The Sun reported (July 10) that the Hammers have launched a bid for the versatile wide man, who has been instrumental in the Bundesliga club’s success in the Europa League.

Former Bleacher Report reporter Jones believes the club should be optimistic about signing Kostic, who the Irons have an offer of £15million for. [talkSPORT].

Jones told Give Me Sport on Tuesday July 26: “I think this is probably a stage where it will happen.

“I would say we are definitely approaching a time when West Ham can be optimistic about their ability to cross the line.”

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With Sassuolo striker Gianluca Scamacca set to sign for the Hammers, the addition of Kostic to their ranks could well take David Moyes’ side to the next level after finishing seventh in the Premier season. League 2021/22.

The London stadium faithful have been promised progression after leaving Upton Park and they are finally seeing it this summer.

Nayef Aguerd, Flynn Downes and Alphonse Areola have all bolstered the backbone of Moyes’ squad and now it looks like the marquee attacking additions will be the culmination of a great window for the club.

Kostic in particular will provide a completely different look to what the Hammers had before on the left flank.

He is primarily a wing-back who operates in a three-at-back system, indicating Moyes could well use a 3-4-3 or 3-5-2 formation at times next season.

Whether he will be defensively capable in a 4-2-3-1 system remains to be seen.

If Kostic moves to the London stadium, he will be the first choice for Moyes due to his European pedigree and experience.

With that in mind, could we see Moyes deploying a three-way system for the majority of the upcoming campaign?

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