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Report: West Ham want player with 39 Premier League appearances if Filip Kostic bid fails

According to the Guardian, West Ham are eyeing a move for Leicester defender Luke Thomas if their bid for Filip Kostic fails. What’s the story?…

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According to the Guardian, West Ham are eyeing a move for Leicester defender Luke Thomas if their bid for Filip Kostic fails.

What’s the story?

Well, the east Londoners are keen to sign competition for Aaron Cresswell this summer, and had entered talks with TSG Hoffenheim over a deal for David Raum.

However, the German is now heading for RB Leipzig, so it seems Kostic is his alternative.

A bid has been submitted for the Serbian, who Eintracht Frankfurt value at £17m as he has less than 12 months remaining on his contract.

The Guardian state that Kostic caught the eye of Moyes in last season’s Europa League semi-final meeting between West Ham and the Bundesliga side.

In 42 appearances from left wing-back, the 29-year-old impressively scored seven goals and provided 15 assists.

However, Tottenham are also interested, so if Spurs pinch Kostic from West Ham, it seems as if Moyes will then move on to Thomas, who has enjoyed a remarkable rise with Leicester.

The 21-year-old has already racked up 39 Premier League appearances, while he also started the 2021 FA Cup final as Leicester beat Chelsea 1-0 at Wembley, assisting Youri Tielemans for the winner.

Thomas only made his Premier League debut in July 2020, so he has made excellent progress under Brendan Rodgers.

West Ham may be wasting their time with Luke Thomas

In our view, Leicester won’t let Thomas leave the King Power Stadium on the cheap.

As we saw when Pep Guardiola came knocking for Riyad Mahrez, and Manchester United wanted Harry Maguire, the Foxes do not mess about when it comes to standing firm on their valuations.

Mahrez eventually left for £60m, whereas Ole Gunnar Solskjaer paid an astonishing £85m for Maguire.

Thomas has a contract with Leicester until June 2024, so we can’t see him leaving Leicester for anything less than £30m at this stage.

Nevertheless, be sure to keep an eye on the situation, as anything could happen this summer.
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