West Ham United have agreed a deal to signal Sao Paulo’s highly-rated centre-back Luizao, 90min understands.
The 20-year-old has been monitored by a lot of European golf equipment after breaking into Sao Paulo’s aspect and is out of contract on the Brazilian giants on the finish of January.
Sao Paulo boss Rogerio Ceni lately admitted Luizao was “very more likely to go away” and that his imminent departure can be a “painful course of” for the membership, and sources have confirmed to 90min that he has turned down two new contract affords.
Benfica, Sporting, Porto, Fulham, Wolves, Juventus and the Pink Bull group all put affords ahead to Luizao, however 90min has discovered a pre-contract settlement with West Ham has been signed and he’ll be becoming a member of David Moyes’ aspect on a three-and-a-half yr contract.
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Luizao will be a part of up along with his new membership on the finish of his Sao Paulo contract, pending the awarding of a piece allow, and West Ham hope to right away combine him into their first crew squad.
The circumstances of Luizao’s departure from Sao Paulo are just like these of Arsenal winger Marquinhos, who traded his homeland for a transfer to the capital final summer time. He was additionally out of contract after graduating from Sao Paulo’s academy and moved to the Emirates Stadium in June regardless of Wolves believing he’d agreed a take care of them.
90min additional understands West Ham have provided to pay Sao Paulo a charge to signal Luizao earlier than his contract formally ends, however they’ve rejected the phrases – regardless of their monetary difficulties – and he’ll as a substitute go away on the conclusion of the January switch window.