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Carvalho will cost £40m up front

CarvalhoWest Ham will have to pay the full 45 million euros (£40 million approx) release clause up front if they want to take William Carvalho from Sporting Lisbon in January.

The Portuguese media has been in full cry today following the news that the Hammers remain keen to prise the defensive midfielder away in the winter window.

A Bola in covering the story claim the Hammers are aware of the price and conditions and make it clear and add that we were nowhere near the release price in the summer.

There were several different reports saying how much West Ham had offered for the player during the transfer window, but none of them said it was more than €40m.

And the report added: “So in case they really go for William this time, the price is significantly rising, and it will have to be paid in one go.”

It seems highly unlikely the Hammers will pay such a price – around £40 million – and it would be no surprise to see other clubs coming in anyway!

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10 comments on “Carvalho will cost £40m up front

  1. Well we know there is zero chance of that happening

  2. Well it must be true if some Portuguese rag says so.
    Does Bola do the negotiations for Sporting? Because if they dont then it aint fact we will have to pay £40 million or all of it in one go.

  3. Erm………think we knew this already?

  4. They won’t sell him to us because it would be a humiliation for them, their chairman has an ego as big as ours, would be happy if it happened but can’t see it.

    • Agree after everything and all that is still going on I can see him coming tho he wanted to. But honestly there our other DMs and CMs out there just as good. I think some creative player would help a lot.

  5. Pointless article. This should be a (ridiculed) post on a fan forum rather than a full blown c&h article. Sorry I love the site but it’s becoming more and more click bait-y each day.

  6. ‘ So in case they really go for William this time, the price is significantly rising, and it will have to be paid in one go ‘
    If that’s true, then thanks but no thanks; time to move on.
    As 32 says, they won’t want to do business with us now, so they are pricing us out. He will probably go for less to some other team eventually.

  7. I thought he was out of contract next year? Obviously not as his value would only be dropping if he was,

  8. Always going to be the case after the pathetic row Sullivan had with them

  9. The only reason sporting will do business with us now is to fleece us just to prove who is in charge.

    Did they ever release the 11th hour email from sporting accepting their bid of just over half the asking price?

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