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Director confirms Hammers bid

Flamengo’s director Marcos Braz has revealed that West Ham have made a bid to sign youngster Lazaro this summer.

Reports in Brazil have claimed that the Irons have tabled an offer worth £5m for the 20-year-old.

The youngster is a former Brazil U17 international and is capable of playing in a variety of positions, including on the left wing, in attacking midfield and up front.

He has made a total of 56 appearances for Flamengo and has scored eight goals, while also registering eight assists.

There are said to be other European clubs monitoring Lazaro in this transfer window, meaning the Irons may face competition to secure his signature.

Braz claims the Hammers’ offer was insufficient and he now claims the club are waiting for a new proposal, although he maintains they are also happy to keep the youngster should no fresh bid be forthcoming.

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Speaking to Brazilian outlet UOL, as per Sport Witness, Braz said: “In fact, there was the proposal (from West Ham), and Flamengo understands that it has to be improved.

“Whether it will be improved or not does not depend on us. We are waiting. Lazaro is a very important player; we can count on him.

“It depends a lot more on who wants to buy him, because we don’t want to sell him. They already know how much we want.”

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3 comments on “Director confirms Hammers bid

  1. I know I don’t sign the cheques but do we really want these players because if I received abid at half what I’m worth,I wouldn’t consider the bidding club as serious.

  2. Sorry to be flip but once again Moyes is interested in a 20 year old playing for someone else who has no Prem experience – we have no idea if he is good enough – all the old chestnuts that Moyes levelled at Alese and Coventry and Trott. It grinds my teeth a bit that he shifted Alese with indecent haste only to find a week later that we had no CB and had to draft in Johnson. Hope this kid is good if we get him but a foreign surname and ‘Brazil’ isn’t everything.

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