William Carvalho Update


CarvalhoWest Ham are hoping to secure the club record signing of William Carvalho, for a fee of up to £36million, by the end of this week says Jason Burt in the Telegraph following yesterday’s departure of Sofiane Feghouli to Galatasaray.

As previously reported by Claret and Hugh No fee has yet been agreed but sources close the club suggest that a breakthrough can be expected following the first leg of Sporting Lisbon’s Champions League play-off against Steaua Bucharest at home on Tuesday despite the player’s suspension.

Sporting have been holding out for 40million euros (£36million) for Carvalho and have rejected a previous bid of 30million euros (£27.2million) from West Ham last week but it is believed that since then talks have progressed and a final bid of 33m euros (£30m) plus up to £6m in potential add-ons is expected to close the deal.

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  • JRS says:

    Hopes so. Need him. I take some exctiment from Liverpool fans being jealous as well wondering why they are not trying to sign him .
    Should be a proper DCM and should slot right in as long as Slav doesn’t put him at RW we should he should make immediate impact.

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    Sporting Lisbon are by all accounts one of the most difficult clubs to deal with regarding transfers, at first judging by the media I was very confident we would get this deal but now the fact no one else seems to be in for him despite us being very publically at an advanced stage might suggest other clubs know that reputation and don’t want to go through the painful process with Sporting Lisbon regarding transfers. Fingers crossed a deal can be reached and we do get the player it will also help I guess if Sporting have a good result in the CL.

  • Max Willow says:

    It would be great if this deal came through..
    It would be even better if we can convince Jota to move to West Ham
    West Ham have done very well in the summer transfer period..
    We now have a much stronger first team squad than last season.
    Now it is up to Slav (in part; the players must pull all out, every game)

    First he must now put together a ‘team’; when I mean team, a group of 14 players that theoretically could win (home & away) against the bottom 10 teams=60 points-add another 10 points from somewhere and you have 70 points!!, although it never happens like that, sad..)
    Second, and probably more importantly, he must choose the best formations which best suit this very promising mix of experience and youth!

    • markro says:

      Good to hear a positive voice amongst the doom and gloom merchants.

      Ex is very confident that this deal will be done.

  • TRB says:

    I’m not believing anything until William is photographed with the shirt! Last night the story was that he was having a medical and signing today for £30m.

  • kevin says:

    It certainly looks good for West Ham if this transfer actually happens . We have seen too many players being shown the big back swing door . I still think that the squad we have when everyone is fit is good enough to break into the top six . Getting the players to perform as a unit is thankfully , someone else’s Job . We were awful against a very well drilled Utd side and hopefully it was just down to player availability . Looks as if though last season’s injury woes are still biting at us . Time to stock up on some White Horse Linement . Always got me through a knock of two .

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