West Ham finally close to summer signing

22 Jul, 2023
written by Sean Whetstone

West Ham is close to signing Carlos Borges from Manchester City, but nothing else is tight as it stands, with the Hammers quoted ridiculous prices after selling Declan Rice for £105m.

Borges joined City from Sporting in 2014 and has impressed at youth level. He has represented Portugal Under-19s and is noted for his pace and trickery. Man City will include a buyback clause. The 19-year-old winger has also been targeted by Borussia Dortmund and Eintracht Frankfurt and is regarded as one of the most talented players in any English youth academy.

The Portugal Under-19 international is said to be frustrated at the Etihad with Pep Guardiola’s offering him little chance of getting regular first-team opportunities.

Carlos Borges won Premier League 2 Player of the Season for 22/23. He netted 21 goals and added 11 assists in 24 matches. He is also a two-time Premier League 2 champion with Manchester City.

The Hammers will pay a package of under £15m of a transfer fee plus add-ons.


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