Sam likes look of Kuzmanovic
West Ham manager Sam Allarydce has admitted his interest in
Inter Milan attacking midfielder Zdravko Kuzmanovic.
The Serbia international, 25, only joined Inter from Stuttgart
in January but looks set to move on this summer, and the Hammers
are reportedly hoping to snap him up for around
Speaking after Saturday’s 2-0 friendly win at Bournemouth,
Allardyce said Kuzmanovic was on his radar but stopped short of
admitting any bid.
Allardyce said: “He is a player I like, but I know nothing about
it so cannot comment.”
Goals from Kevin Nolan and Jack Collison gave the visitors
victory at Dean Court, and afterwards Allardyce said he was happy
with his squad strength at this point – but would still like to
bolster his attack.
“For the first time in eight years, I have got a good squad
together right at the start of pre-season,” he added.
“Normally I am six or seven short and I have to skimp around to
get them in, but not this year.
“We would like to add to that of course, although it will only
be one or two max. Position wise, we need an attacking player first
and then we will see where we go.
“At this moment, it depends on the player who is available. It
needs to be a quality player who brings a lot to the team for us to
go after him.”
Nolan was forced to limp off shortly after the interval but
Allardyce insisted there were no serious worries over his
“Kevin came off with only a dead leg so it looks like he will be
OK and it won’t be too much of a problem,” he told the Sunday