According to a report from Bolivian media outlet Eju, West Ham are interested in signing Bolivian starlet Daniel Camacho.
The 20-year-old currently plies his trade in Bolivia with The Strongest.
He is a central midfielder by trade, and is renowned for having very impressive technical ability.
Eju claims that the Hammers have already been in contact with Camacho’s club regarding a potential transfer.
The Strongest’s president Ines Quispe confirmed that a club have enquired about signing the 20-year-old, although he didn’t actually name them, as quoted via Eju:
“A representative from the English club called me to let me know that they are interested in Daniel Camacho. The offer is for a sale. We’ve agreed that I will check the player’s contract and the conditions in which he is on loan with Aurora. For The Strongest, it is a great joy that international clubs see the club as a showcase.”
Camacho is obviously an unknown quantity, and moving to the Premier League would be a huge step up for the young man.
The midfielder is currently on loan with Bolivian side Aurora, so some kind of agreement would have to be reached, if he is to join West Ham in January.
For context, the reports have also been backed up by another Bolivian newspaper Diez.
Signing Camacho would obviously represent a risk for the Hammers. What transfer doesn’t though?
It could actually turn out to be an inspired piece of scouring from the east London outfit, however.