De Va Dju As Another Portugese Prodigy Arrives At West Ham

Teenager Mesaque Dju has arrived in London ahead of his medical at West Ham today, Dju is set to sign a three and a half year contract and will join up directly with the U23's squad.

The Guinea-Bissau born player has already represented Portugal at youth level winning more than 50 caps for his country, he was also a team mate of former West Ham player Domingos Quina, both were members of the victorious U19 European Championship winners in 2018. Although West Ham are signing Dju on a free transfer from Benfica, the Portuguese side and the Hammers have come to an arrangement that if Dju is sold on at a later date Benfica will get 50% of any income generated from the sale, which seems a tad generous but he is arriving on a free transfer, Hammers have a further option of extending his deal by a couple more years if he makes the grade.

Dju's move is similar to that of Quina and latterly that of Xande Silva, although Dju's preferred position is as a winger he can also play as a centre forward, he has been with Benfica throughout his career but is making the move to England and West Ham due to Hammers perceived nurturing of young talent, what a turn around from the Sam Allardyce days when hardly anyone under 25 was ever given a chance in the first team.

Dju has represented Portugal at youth level from U16s to U20's having won the U17 and U19 Euro Championships with his country, he is definitely one for the future, his signing proves the worth of having a recruitment specialist like Mario Husillos to scour the Planet for talent. It may still be a work in progress and perhaps this season it is too early to reep the benefits fully, but come next season the Pellegrini effect will have firmly taken hold with the added benefit of the club becoming more professional as well as adopting a 'big club' mentality. - Ed

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Dartford Bhoy's picture

So in short we give him half a dozen run outs in the first team, keep him on the books for two seasons and sell him for half the price to Watford?

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Whats the bleedin point? Martinez,haksonofabitch (or whatever his name is) they all get shipped out...if this new geezer was any good why the free transfer!!never ceases to amaze me what goes on at this club

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And to add,if he showed that much talent and potential,we would of been at the back of the queue,total waste of time.

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boogerscaravan's picture

Either that or he goes out on loan to Sporting Tescos or some tin pot club in the Outer Mongolian goat shaggers league.....

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andycarrollstyle's picture

Cynics.. this kid could be the next modibo maiga!

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