Feyenoord following Zigic
By Gerrit van Leeuwen and Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Feyenoord have reportedly turned to giant Crvena Zvezda striker Nikola Zigic.
Feyenoord have reportedly turned to giant Crvena Zvezda striker Nikola Zigic as they step up the pace for attacking reinforcements.
The 6ft 8in striker has been linked with a number of clubs across the continent after impressing with his current employers and travelled to the World Cup finals with the now-defunct Serbia & Montenegro team.
Zigic has been linked with Arsenal, West Ham and Portsmouth in the past and Feyenoord have now added their names to the list by running the rule over the 25-year-old during Crvena Zvezda's UEFA Champions League exit at the hands of Milan on Tuesday.
The Eredivisie outfit dispatched technical director Peter Bosz to take a look at the striker, signalling their interest is strong in the player valued at around é¼6 million (£4 million).
Feyenoord have been linked with a host of names in the past few weeks including Bayern Munich's Claudio Pizarro, Internazionale's Julio Cruz and CSKA Moscow's Vagner Love, but more news is expected over Zigic and also a potential interest in Shakhtar Donetsk's Ukrainian international midfielder Anatolii Tymoschuk.
Crvena Zvezda's European matches against Serie A giants Milan have provided a useful shop window for a number of their players, with Bosko Jankovic a target for Real Mallorca.
His side's elimination from Europe has seemingly hastened Mallorca's pursuit and initial negotiations are progressing well, with coach Gregorio Manzano keen for a player with Jankovic's characteristics.