According to a report from Portuguese media outlet Record, Chelsea are set to beat West Ham in the race to sign Estoril’s talented young winger Chiquinho.
The 20-year-old Portuguese ace has only made eight senior appearances for Estoril. And has racked up one goal and one assist in the process (Transfermarkt).
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In 24 games for the Portuguese side’s under-23’s this season, Chiquinho scored six goals (Transfermarkt).
The young winger, who was born in Cape Verde, is expected to break into Estoril’s first-team as a regular imminently.
But it seems as though he might be plying his trade elsewhere soon.
Premier League beckoning?
Portuguese media outlet Record claims that Chelsea are leading West Ham in the race to sign Chiquinho.
The Portuguese publication claims that the west London outfit could secure the signing of the talented Estoril youngster for a cut-price fee. He is reportedly such a highly-rated young player (The Sun). And the Hammers will surely be disappointed if they miss out on the 20-year-old.
In truth, it is very hard for West Ham to compete with teams like Chelsea for the signing of young talented stars.
And it seems as though the Hammers will be missing out on one of Europe’s best to their bitter London rivals.