‘Apparently imminent’ – Moyes wants monstrous international at West Ham; plummeting price

West Ham remain interested in signing Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic in the summer transfer window, according to sources in Germany.

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The truth : Kalajdzic struggle for minutes

The 24-year-old has played a minor role for the Bundesliga side this season, only making four league starts and scoring one goal and one assist each.

The towering 6ft7 Kalajdzic could therefore be looking for a way out of Stuttgart at the end of the season and West Ham have been bound with a move in the past.

A new update has now appeared which acts as a boost for the hammers.

The Latest: Hammers still eager to move

According to the German outlet Kicker [via Sport Witness]West Ham’s interest in Kalajdzic “has not waned” and a “goodbye” from Stuttgart this summer seems likely.

It is even claimed that a transfer is ‘apparently imminent’, suggesting a switch to the London stadium could really be on the cards.

Kalajdzic’s current contract at Stuttgart expired At the end of next season, the German club therefore have only two transfer windows left to receive payment for his services and he is unlikely to sign a new contract.

Because of this, the report suggests his previous price tag of €20m (£16.5m) should “come down quite a bit”.

The verdict: an important addition for the summer

Kalajdzic could be a unique addition for the Hammers in the summer window, given his huge frame, giving them a different option in attack when Michail Antonio needs a break.

He scored four goals in 11 caps for Austria, showing he is capable of producing an end product on the international stage, and was effective in front of goal when given more minutes in Germany, scoring 16 times in 23 The Bundesliga starts last season.

The fact that Kalajdzic’s price would have dropped from the initial fee Stuttgart wanted only gives David Moyes an extra boost.

In other news, a pundit has torn apart an ‘overrated’ West Ham trio. Read more here.


Richard L. Militello