According to an exclusive report from Transfer 20, West Ham manager David Moyes and Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho are both keen to sign Real Betis ace William Carvalho. Leicester, Wolves and ‘another big six club’ are also thought to be challenging for the Portuguese star’s signature, however.
The Hammers have been long time admirers of Carvalho. The east London outfit have been linked with a move for the powerful box-to-box midfielder since the summer of 2017 (BBC).
Meanwhile, Spurs boss Jose Mourinho is also a huge fan of the 28-year-old. The Portuguese has watched his countryman since 2016 (Squawka).
The Portugal international joined Real Betis from Sporting Lisbon for around £18 million in the summer of 2018 (BBC).
Midfielder has struggled this term
Carvalho has only played nine La Liga games for Betis this season.
In those outings, the former Sporting ace has averaged 0.4 tackles, 0.4 interceptions and 0.9 clearances (Who Scored).
So he has hardly been in great form. And Transfer 20 claims that Betis could be willing to sell him for €30 million (£25 million).
They suggest that West Ham, Tottenham, Leicester and Wolves all want the powerful midfielder.
In the current climate, surely all four of those clubs would not be ready to part with such a large fee for someone who has been well below par this season.
Carvalho does have obvious talent, however. And he could end up being a good signing for whichever club wins the race for his signature.
West Ham and Tottenham will be desperate to bolster their central midfield ranks this summer. And Carvalho might just be the answer for both sides.
It just remains to be seen which club the 28-year-old will decide to join. If his £25 million valuation is met of course.