Report: West Ham to go back in for winger in the summer after failed £12.5m January bid

Report: West Ham to go back in for winger in the summer after failed £12.5m January bid

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West Ham United are reportedly set to go back in for Brazilian youngster Vitor Roque in the summer transfer window.

That’s according to a report from Mundo Deportivo who claim that the Hammers offered €14 million (£12.5 million) for the 17-year-old winger in the January transfer window.

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His club Athletico Paranaense were demanding closer to €40 million (£36 million) for the talented teenager though.

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In spite of that, the Hammers are seemingly not perturbed.

David Moyes desperately needs to bolster his attacking ranks at the London Stadium, and the addition of a young Brazilian forward would be an extremely exciting one.

Reports emanating out of Spain reckon that Moyes is ready to test Athletico Paranaense’s resolve again in the summer…

West Ham haven’t given up on Vitor Roque

According to Mundo Deportivo, the Hammers are ready to go back in with a summer bid for the 17-year-old attacker.

There’s a big problem for West Ham though. Barcelona, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain want to sign Roque as well.

So Moyes will certainly have his work cut out, if he is to bring the South American sensation to the London Stadium in the summer transfer window.

Who knows though, perhaps the Hammers would be the ideal stepping stone for Roque.

West Ham haven't given up on Vitor Roque
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At just 17, the young winger is a precocious talent. Foot The Ball describe Roque as an ‘incredible’ young player. He is a truly stunning athlete with an incredibly high ceiling.

He can play on either wing or as a centre-forward, and he has already racked up a respectable 13 goals and four assists in 52 senior appearances (Transfermarkt).

As you would imagine, the Brazilian possesses exceptional technical ability. He has incredible pace and strength for someone so young and is a really hard worker off the ball.

In my opinion, Vitor Roque will go on to become a real star in the game, so he’ll be well worth the £36 million fee for West Ham.

However, whether we are able to beat off the fierce competition for his signature remains to be seen.

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