By Pranav Shahaney

27th Sep, 2022 | 10:25pm

West Ham target Jakub Kiwior set to make transfer decision after World Cup - Fabrizio Romano

West Ham target and Spezia defender Jakub Kiwior is reportedly going to decide on his future after the World Cup in Qatar in December.

According to the reliable Guardian journalist Fabrizio Romano, the Poland international has been on the Hammers’ radar and is now also being looked at by many clubs.

West Ham tabled a £10.7million bid for the 22-year-old in the recent window but saw it turned down by the Serie A club as they felt he was worth more.

Discussing this on the Here We Go Podcast, Romano said at 15:24, “Very good player for Spezia. This guy is very good. He has very good skills, he can play as a centre-back and as a midfielder.

“West Ham, during the summer made a verbal proposal, not official proposal but a verbal proposal to Spezia. 12million euro – 10+2 add-ons and Spezia said no, they want more than this.

“AC Milan are also interested [with West Ham] but not just them, many clubs interested in Kiwior.

“He will decide after the World Cup.”

Makes sense

One can see the reasons behind the 22-year-old wanting to wait for the World Cup before making a decision.

Clubs are usually reactionary and a good performance in the biggest stage of them all may be enough for them to get in the shop window.

January windows are seen to make stopgap signings and if they have an issue in central midfield or defence, they could look at Kiwior as an option.

This would also end West Ham’s chances of signing him as clubs that can pay him more wages may likely look to sign him as well.

From the player’s perspective, a move to a Champions League club or a big Europa League one would be more intriguing than joining the Hammers and playing in the Conference League and fighting a relegation battle.

In other West Ham news, Armando Broja had been told to leave Chelsea amid interest from the Hammers