West Ham United fail with €25 million bid to sign Morten Frendrup

West Ham United have reportedly failed with a bid worth €25 million to sign Morten Frendrup from Serie A club Genoa.

According to reputed Belgian journalist Sacha Tavolieri, Morten Frendrup is the subject of interest from West Ham United. The Hammers are scouring the market for a midfielder heading into the summer transfer window. However, a bid worth €25 million has fallen flat, with Serie A club Genoa not interested in selling him.

Who is Morten Frendrup?

Morten Frendrup has established himself as one of the best young midfielders in Serie A since joining Genoa from Brondby IF in January 2022. A native of Holbaek, the Dane spent his formative years in his homeland, kicking off his youth career in his hometown before joining Brondby in 2014.

The 23-year-old spent nearly a decade at Brondby IF and made his mark in his homeland before moving to Italy. Frendrup has been impressive with his ability to play as a box-to-box midfielder and a left wing-back. The player was a mainstay for Genoa in the 2023/24 season, amassing nearly 3,500 minutes of game time across 39 appearances in all competitions, chipping in with two goals and six assists.

Meanwhile, Morten Frendrup’s progress at the Serie A club has not gone unnoticed, capturing the attention of several high-profile clubs across Europe. Reports in the last few months have linked the Danish international with bigwigs like Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur. However, their fellow Premier League outfit, West Ham United, will look to secure his services in the summer transfer window.

London calling?

West Ham United’s interest in Morten Frendrup is understandable. The Hammers are scouring the market for a midfielder and a left-back heading into the summer transfer window. They are in a spot of bother over the long-term future of Edson Alvarez amid his links with Manchester United. In addition, Tomas Soucek has seen his performance levels drop in the last 12 months.

Meanwhile, West Ham can also do with a left-back amid the links with Luca Pellegrini. The Hammers have submitted a bid worth €25 million to Genoa to secure Morten Frendrup’s services. However, the Serie A club rejected the offer, pulling the Danish international out of the market.

Genoa will only sell Frendrup if a suitor can offer a head-turning sum to secure his services in the summer transfer window. It will be interesting to see if West Ham can produce that bid to convince the Serie A club to sell the 23-year-old Dane.

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