Dynamo Kyiv defender Aleksandar Dragovic has hinted at a potential move to West Ham this summer.
The 25-year-old has recently won the Ukrainian Premier League with Dynamo but has seemingly opened the door to a move away from Ukraine.
Speaking to Laola1 in Austra, Dragovic said: “If there is the potential of West Ham or Schalke, which should I take?”
Although he didn’t answer his own question, it does suggest there may have been some sort of contact from West Ham in recent months, while Bundesliga side Schalke also appear to be interested.
The centre-half signed for Dynamo from FC Basel for £6.75million back in 2013 and has since made 62 league appearances for the Ukraine giants.
And following on from the club’s recent title victory, Dynamo president Ihor Surkis was quoted by Korrespondent as saying: “We cannot spoil the career of Andrey Yarmolenko, Aleksander Dragovic and others who need to be let go, and we can look for a replacement.”
Although there is no evidence to suggest the Hammers are also interested in Yarmolenko, Surkis’ words clearly open the door for clubs to come in and enquire about both players, with the Hammers perhaps keeping a close eye on Dragovic’s situation.
Dragovic is a highly-rated centre-half and will be competing at this summer’s European Championships with Austria.
Our potential interest in Dragovic perhaps suggests we may be looking to offload at least one centre-half this summer, but it’s still unclear as to who that may be.
Transfermarkt.com value Dragovic at just £9.75m and the defender has two years remaining on his Dynamo contract.