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Report-Guilherme-When Is A £25 Million Offer Not?

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Submitted by nevillenixon on Fri, 31/05/2024 - 15:35

West Ham have apparently tabled a £25million bid for Palmeiras's teenage Brazilian forward Luis Guilherme, the highly rated 18-year-old winger has been in talks regarding a move to east London this summer with Tim Steidten pulling the strings.

Now there might also be a bit of leg pulling going on as well, although highly promising, Luis Guilherme has played 43 top flight games and has scored ONE goal and provided FOUR assists! Not exactly the type of numbers that would attract what is a relatively massive offer are they?

However, if you read between the lines regarding the youngster who has represented Brasil at ALL youth levels you will see that there is a lot more to the proposed deal than meets the eye. Firstly the payment structure DOESN'T have to comply with FA and UEFA rules meaning if required the fee could be paid over a huge amount of time, secondly the tranche ration of the payments can be adjusted by performance results AND more importantly to tie in with the now infamous 'player amortisation' ruling which has been so exploited by Chelsea.

Essentially the player can be signed for a relatively small amount of money upfront which would increase over the years, IF the player's value goes up then the amortisation is equalised, if however his value drops then the loss can be claimed by the buying club against THEIR FFP, confused? You betcha!

I a nutshell Hammers can take a punt on Luis Guilherme and if it works it will be seen as a masterstroke, if it fails it will NOT be a financial disaster. Expect South American expert Tim Vickery to release a statement confirming the anomalies of the deal once it has been completed if at all.

After all which looks best? Hammers sign £25 Million Brazilian starlet or Hammers put down £2.5 Million deposit on promising youngster? Smoke and mirrors season HAS begun! - Ed

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mcbikeman's picture

One deal scuppered over wages so hey why not get it out there we are after young brazilian superstar maybe and a nice eyecatching price tag for one so young mmmm i guess i am getting to cynical as i age

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boogerscaravan's picture

Thing is, call me old fashioned. But any Brazilian is going to get hyped. Purely for the fact that he is Brazilian. I bet Lukey pacqueta has already bet his sweet bippy on it not happening!!

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Oi big boy, what's your name?

2 players linked from the supposed Brazilian Network set up by Newman, any mention of Newman leaving after laying the ground work. We signed Luizão on a free a couple of seasons back in a January window, he's not gone on to make an impression according to Russ Budden, he looked very ordinary.
Considering that it was 10yrs ago Sullivan was offered Neymar Jr for £14m, can't actually see the Spiv Dwarf Gobshite coughing up the money for Guillherme, thing is though is the young Brazilian a player Lopetegui wants??

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mcbikeman's picture

You will not get big wages at West Ham Sullivans made that clear! but serioulsy South American players tend to send shivers down the spine as in the spectres of Tevez and Mascherano raise there heads.....Sullivan things he's dodgy he is nothing compared to South American agents so refusing to pay big wages to untried and untested players shows maybe Sullivan is learning....but if he keeps dissing tims choices well he may be back to doing the job himself and he loves that

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boogerscaravan's picture

This is now turning into a pattern. Ze German find em and Dildo Dave knocks em back.

Either Ze German will walk or The Dildo dwarf will kick him out - Something has to give me thinks!!

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Oi big boy, what's your name?

cast iron's picture

Just seen a picture of Guiherme on the Jet with Steidten 19.5 mill 20% sell on clause now lets hope hes as good as say he is I remember another player called Savio he was pants, so was Luizao the Brazilian we signed last season he has already been released

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