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Brazilian Defender – Decision in Hours!

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West Ham United‘s summer transfer window is off to a flying start with news that a deal for Brazilian defender Vitao is on the cusp of completion.

According to Brazilian publication Revista Colorada, West Ham and super agent Kia Joorabchian are set to finalise the transfer within hours, with tomorrow being the reported deadline. Joorabchian, representing the Hammers in South America, will play a key role in pushing the deal through.

The move for Vitao comes alongside the imminent signing of Brazilian winger Luis Guilherme from Palmeiras. This strong focus on Brazil suggests that new manager Julen Lopetegui sees the South American market as a valuable source of talent for his squad refresh.

West Ham’s Director of Football, Tim Steidten, previously attempted to sign Brazilian defender Fabricio Bruno but negotiations fell through due to wage demands. This time, West Ham seems to have turned to Joorabchian’s expertise to navigate the transfer landscape in Brazil.

The potential signings of Vitao and Guilherme would mark a significant start to West Ham’s summer transfer window. The club’s focus on South American talent could be a key strategy in Lopetegui’s rebuild plans.

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  • I'm not the answer to our right back problems says:

    Just a shame Joorabchian is involved, still got the bitter taste in my mouth from the Tevez debacle.

  • Phil McDonald says:

    You seem to imply that Bruno wouldn’t have suddenly upped his wage demands if Jorabchian had been involved. Implausible to say the least. We need the ‘favoured agents’ nonsense to cease once and for all.

    • elduder says:

      actually i doubt bruno would have if he didn’t get good advice

      it’s pretty clear that the old transfer policy of chasing a name rather than a profile is in place under tim

      going back on an previous agreement is an easy way to move on to the next target

      brunos agents incorrect thought they were dealing with the old west ham

      f#$! around and find out

      and to do that after corinthians made the exact same mistake

      sucks be be bruno, opportunity of a lifetime squandered

      and vitao is a much better profile, the only concern is his build, similar to aguerd and he struggled with the physicalilty, hopefully vitao doesn’t have the same problem

      what an upgrade for oggy, proper ball playing centre half

  • Morty says:

    Let’s hope the manager isn’t too insistent on South American players as we have a “home grown” quota to fulfill

  • Bonzo says:

    You would have thought Joorabchian learnt his lesson from the Tevez saga but I’m sure we’ll make sure there’s no third party ownership this time around.

    • elduder says:

      there actually is, shaktar own 20% iirc

      just have to make sure it’s squared off with then before concluding the deal, ie make sure the funds make their way from internacional to them

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