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Hammers extend Portuguese scouting mission

RaulWest Ham has continued their interest in Portugal by extending their scouting mission in the last two weeks Portuguese media claim.

The Hammers were linked in the summer with Porto midfielder Danilo Pereira after they failed to land William Carvalho and reports suggest the Irons have continued to monitor the midfielder as a possible transfer target. Earlier this year the Portuguese side bumped up the 25-year-old’s release clause to £51m amid interest from Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool.

Another target for the scouts is said to be Yacine Brahimi also from Porto. The Algeria international has a £52.5million release clause at the club, but it has been suggested that they would be ready to do business for far less than that.

The scouts are said to have watched Porto’s Cup tie against Vitória Guimarães to watch both players.

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Finally, Benfica’s Raul Jimenez is also said to remain a possible target for Tony Henry’s scouting team.   West Ham scouts watched the Mexico international striker during last midweek’s Cup game between Rio Ave and Benfica. Everton reportedly made a £27.5million bid for the Benfica striker in the Summer but the Portuguese giants are apparently holding out for a whopping £46m which never came. This season he has made just 4 appearances out of 21 possible games scoring one goal.

 

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One comment on “Hammers extend Portuguese scouting mission

  1. There are other places to scout then Portugal. Jimenez I think be a Mistake. WC might be to much & Danilo def is.

    We could look in Germany Switzerland Belgium etc.
    Basel- Mohamad Elynoussoui 11 assists 5 goals 23yo w pace AM RM LM ( could use cover in AM & RM) & need a creator.
    Belgium – Dendockner young physical a solid DM & a lot others there too. Think we missed out in Henry Onyekuru.
    Germany – Felix Klaus – LM CM 24yo Hannover 96 huge creator.
    Opare Ausburg £3m RB w pace & can play LB we need fullback more then CB.
    Championship – James Madisson Norwich 21 has 7 goals 8 assists & 2 goals in 2 weeks free kick lovely goals.
    Even MLS — Miguel Almiron Paraguayan Intl 23yo AM CF 8 goals 11 assists other PL clubs keen. Has pace skill technique & creativity

    So many good players out there but I def think we need creativity most of all even when Lanzini is fit if is better w a creative type & if he is out we just don’t have that link up

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