Pereira, 4 Yrs Older With Little Sell On Value As Opposed To Carvalho?

As many sceptical West Ham fans had feared, the 'marquee' signing of William Carvalho from Sporting Lisbon for a club record fee has hit the buffers. Sporting are holding out for their original full price, in addition they are demanding payment in full as opposed to the instalment plan West Ham were offering.

At this point it would be very easy to say "ah the board trying to do things on the cheap again!" Well, what ever way it is viewed, William Carvalho is not a cheap deal, it is quite common for clubs to structure payments over two or even three years but Sporting have a reputation for being tough negotiators and are notoriously difficult to do business with, this is why Arsenal, Tottenham and a host of other Premier League clubs have given up trying to do deals with the Portugese giants.

Recent reports suggest West Ham are ready to switch their attention to Porto midfielder Danilo Pereira as opposed to William Carvalho should negotiations 'hit the wall', Pereira is a 6ft 2in defensive midfielder who was born in Guinea Bissau, he is highly rated and was watched by Arsenal scouts earlier this year, he was part of the same Portugal team that won Euro 2016 last summer.

Benfica’s Serbian midfielder Ljubomir Fejsa is another player in Portugal who has caught the eye of Bilic, known as European football’s ‘Mr Success’, Tottenham were tracking him earlier this summer. Fejsa, 29, has won ten consecutive league titles across three countries since 2008, four with Benfica, three at Olympiacos and three at Partizan.

To many observers it makes no sense at all pursuing one exciting young player and then suddenly making a 'U' turn by going after another player who will have little or no sell on value, make no mistake, European clubs are accutely aware of the amount of money 'sloshing' round the Premier League and are keen to exploit it to the absolute max!

Back to the Carvalho transfer saga, Portugese media still claim the move to West Ham is on, even going as far as to write that Carvalho is said to have a ‘total agreement’ with West Ham, and is expected to sign a five year contract, where he’ll make €2m per season, plus €500k in bonuses. Pere Guardiola, his agent and Pep's brother already told Sporting that the player’s mind is already in London.

The most interesting story comes from Record, who claim Pere Guardiola has met Sporting twice in the past few days, Guardiola spoke first to club president Bruno de Carvalho, and then to directors André Geraldes and Guilherme Pinheiro. Record say Sporting are now demanding €38m as a straight fee and a further €5m in bonuses. Another outlet, O Jogo claims there are two things stopping the deal for now. Firstly, because it’s still not clear who will pay for the agent commissions, and secondly, because Sporting want to make €37m from the sale, that would force West Ham to spend a bit more.

In a recent press conference manager Jorge Jesus was obviously asked about the transfer, and mentioned West Ham’s game against Manchester United which saw Hammers thrashed 4-0. “You either know more than me or… so I don’t have an answer to give you. Still today, he worked with me normally and he isn’t in the squad because he can’t play. We know he’s a wanted player, he has a market value and the team they’re saying… Well, yesterday, I watched their last game and he will have some difficulty (laughs). I don’t have any info from the president saying some club won the race.”

If the deal doesn't get wrapped up soon Hammers will look elsewhere, but for once it won't have been for the lack of trying! - Ed

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Dicks is the man's picture

i heard our offer was 4 mill short though. surely with feghouli gone for 4 mill we can stump the rest up? i guess if we're serious about pushing onwards, we'd make it happen. its gone this far and the player wants to join so they really need to pay up if they want him.

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mcbikeman's picture

just walk away...we have made a number of offers and now lisbon have moved the goalposts again...fine there choice just move on stop dithering go to your next choice.

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Read today on net that bacca has gone on loan for 2.5 mill wil a view to buy for 15 mill. Not sure source or club but must admit I was surprised.

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Whack up a deal by 10 million,i mean the poor agents have to have their cut!!

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moore2come's picture

Problem with that approach bike, is that you suddenly exhaust your priorities and rash purchase someone like Zaza or Calleri and we then put in shite performances throughout the season until panic buying and January and promising next summer will be different......

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asheshammer's picture

Sure, it's a crazy market, that's a given. But then do WHUFC go into the negotiation with their eyes closed. Carvalho will cost them. If they want him, they have to pay. It's the same thing every team has found out for a quality player. Dare I mention Pogba and Neymar? So West Ham are serious or not? I'm not saying they have to go for this deal -- it is a crazy amount of dosh. The whole thing just sours me on football.

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moore 6 legend's picture

27 mil to now 40 mil I thought that everything had been agreed, that's Greedy football for ya

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Dicks is the man's picture

im not sure what to believe though. if he's got a release clause at 40mill why would they accept 27 mill? is that 27 mill plus 13 mill ad ons? they are in the driving seat so i just don't know why they'd accept 27 mill when with the window shutting soon they will no doubt have 40 mill thrown at them by someone.

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moore 6 legend's picture
moore 6 legend's picture

Hearing Carvalho is refusing to train, as the Sporting president has changed his price,Payet in reverse lol

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asheshammer's picture

not giving a ... Coutinho's back keeps him out until Barca decide; Lanzini's leg until Liverpool decide; Van Dijk on Strike; and oh, hang on, here's Andy Carroll back in training ... how's the nightclubs son? It's all disgraceful. Who wants to play football anymore when there's drama to be had? Oh, and did I mention $$$? CA-CHING!

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Ashes don't forget the costa saga!

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hammer1980's picture

Sporting is playing to rise in price. He knows West Ham really wants him and they raise the demand for money.

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La Vida Hammer's picture

Should get huge huge fine

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Todays Portuguese papers says the deal has hit a wall. God job I say. 48m euros for that guy? It is totally nuts!

Sporting are bankrupt and desperate for cash which is why they try to twist WH arm. Their President is a nutter! Move on I say

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moore2come's picture

Problem now is we will move onto a target that is no better than what we currently have, similar to last window when we chase Batshit and Lacashit and ended with Calleri and Zaza as the window is closing and will also pay more than what they're worth, won't play and we'll be forced to offload for tuppence next yr!

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This player is not fast enough for the English game. Very little experience outside Portugal. It would take him a season to catch up!

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Danilo from Porto F C is the man for the job

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