West Ham have enquired into the available of Bristol City’s defensive colossus Aden Flint, according to West Ham fansite Knees Up Mother Brown.
Aden Flint has become something of a hero at Ashton Gate since signing from Swindon Town in 2013, and the goal-scoring defender has been ever-present for the Robins ever since.
The imposing came to particular prominence last season as he helped Bristol City reach the semi finals of the Carabao Cup, seeing off Manchester United on their way to the last four.
The 28-year-old is as handy up top as he is at the back and is a great threat at set-plays, notching up eight goals and two assists this season, and he is also known for his social media antics.
According to the report, Bristol City want £9million for their star player which is above what West Ham are willing to pay, but they could yet return with a formal bid.
£9million does appear steep for a 28-year-old player who has never set foot in the Premier League, but Flint is definitely one of the finest defenders in the football league.
He is an old-fashioned hard-as-nails enforcer who towers over forwards and regularly pops up with a goal.
It is quite amazing that Flint scored 15 goals from centre back in the 2014-15 season from centre-back, and West Ham are right to be looking at the player.
If they could knock a few million off the asking price, West Ham could have a serious player that would terrify Premier League attackers and defenders alike.
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