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‘Another Gem In The Making’ ‘Real Talent’ Fans On Twitter React As West Ham Close In On A £3m Deal For Portuguese Starlet

West Ham are close to finalising a deal for Boavista centre-back Goncalo Cardoso, according to reports in the English media. The Hammers are said to have agreed a £3m fee.

The defender is only 18 years of age but it is believed that he will become part of the first-team squad if he doe finalise his move to England. He is expected to fly in for a medical this week.

Supporters on Twitter think Cardoso could be a good addition to the squad:

It may come as a surprise to some that West Ham have gone for a player with so little experience. The teenager has made just senior 18 appearances so far in his fledgeling career.

The Irons were said to be tracking former Chelsea defender Gary Cahill, New York Red Bulls’ Aaron Long and Alaves’s Guillermo Maripan. However, it seems all three were not deemed viable financially and the club have opted for a player with potential instead.