According to a report from TEAMtalk, West Ham and Leeds both want to sign Fluminese forward Marcos Paulo. But some Hammers fans think the young talent will end up at Elland Road.
Hammers boss David Moyes really does need to add another quality striker to his ranks at the London Stadium this summer.
Whites manager Marcelo Bielsa is not in as desperate need for reinforcements as his Scottish counterpart.
But the Argentine will still be on the look-out for exciting attacking talent. He will feel as though his squad at Elland Road could still be stronger.
And Fluminese’s Marcos Paulo would be a truly exciting addition for either West Ham or Leeds.
The 19-year-old has a £40 million release clause, (TEAMtalk). That does seem to be rather extortionate considering the current financial climate. And Fluminese would surely have to lower their demands if Paulo is to end up moving to the Premier League.
Standing at 6ft 1in tall, the Brazilian-born Portugal youth international certainly has the build and stature to succeed in England.
He has racked up eight goals and eight assists in 47 games for Fluminese in his fledgling career thus far (Transfermarkt).
Paulo has the potential to become great. But some West Ham fans believe that he could be on the way to Leeds rather than east London this summer…
leeds will sign this kid mark my words. why would he wanna come to us? Moyes? Training ground? haha don’t make me laugh
— Stephen George Lott (@stephenlott) September 17, 2020
Defo gonna end up at Leeds
— Antony Martin (@antonymmartin84) September 17, 2020
He’ll join Leeds without a doubt, just can’t see Moyes having any chance of signing him
— Laura Wren (@LJWren79) September 17, 2020
Oh please just stop it now.
— And (@ANDAMA73x) September 13, 2020
40m no chance
— #GSBOUT Gabes🔨🔨 (@gabeswhu) September 13, 2020
Made an approach, and then run like hell when they found out he actually costs money .
— Nigel Adams (@NigelAd27749696) September 13, 2020
— . (@willlebeau18) September 13, 2020
Enjoy leeds, imagine him ever wanting to come to us haha. west ham are dead as a club. #GSBOUT
— Max Arkell (@maxarkell) September 17, 2020
I’ll bet a lot of money he turns us down and goes to Leeds instead if this is even true in the first place.
— Hamish (@hambobby) September 17, 2020