It’s Official: West Ham Sign Brazilian Wonderkid Guilherme

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West Ham have announced the transfer of young Brazilian winger Luis Guilherme from Palmeiras on a five-year contract.

The 18-year-old will complete his transfer on Friday, June 14, when the summer transfer window officially opens, subject to international clearance and a work permit being issued.

“I’m very happy to be signing with West Ham United, a club that trusted in my work,” said Luis Guilherme. “I also want to thank everyone at West Ham, particularly Tim and his team who came to Brazil, and not only talked with me, but also with my family.

“They presented the project, and both my family and I liked it. So, I’m very happy to be signing with this club and hope to contribute as much as possible. If things go well, we have a beautiful journey ahead.

“The Head Coach and I already had a conversation. He showed me his project and I believe I’ll learn a lot from him. He’s coached at the national level in Spain and managed big clubs.

“The Premier League is the best league in the world. I believe I’ll improve a lot here with the entire staff at West Ham, which is crucial for my development.

“Growing up, whenever I had the chance, I watched English football. Seeing how it is and now being able to play here is an incredible feeling.

“Since I was eleven, I had this dream, and now it’s becoming a reality. I’m very happy about it and grateful to West Ham. Let’s go for it!”

This is excellent news from West Ham and shows a very new direction from the club. The fact that Guilherme has already spoken with head coach Julen Lopetegui is extremely encouraging as is Tim Steidten’s Brazilian scouting network bearing fruit so early.

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  • Kip says:

    Nice 👌

  • Limey says:

    Yes, nice start. This could be encouragement for potential signings that we mean business.

  • Pilgrim says:

    Always wanted him been following his career since he could crawl and the nappy seasons were some of his best and his mother always said he was the best dribbler she has ever seen…..but seriously i hope the lad does well and i hope he has a lot of help settling into a new country a new club and our hot summer!

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