West Ham United transfer target Luizao will definitely be leaving Brazilian giants Sao Paulo on a free transfer in January.
Hammers boss David Moyes is allegedly keen to bring the 20-year-old centre-back to the London Stadium in the January transfer window.
Central defence is undoubtedly an area where Moyes will want to strengthen in January.
Craig Dawson and Angelo Ogbonna are 32 and 34 respectively, and the former is keen to leave West Ham in order to move closer to his family in the north of England.
The addition of a young centre-back with plenty of potential will be on the agenda for Moyes in January, and it seems as though he will have a chance to do exactly that for absolutely zero cost…
West Ham target Luizao will definitely leave Sao Paulo in January
Sao Paulo manager Rogerio Ceni has confirmed that the 20-year-old defender will definitely be leaving the club on a free transfer in January, when speaking to Bolavip:
I face this (the exits) as a normal thing. I regret the way they leave. It was for the club to make good money with these players. What we regret most is a young player like Luizão, with a contract ending in January, leaving free.
It now seems obvious that that the young centre-back will not be signing a new deal with the Brazilian giants before his current one expires in January.
We actually think that he would be a smart addition for the Hammers.
Luizao might be totally unproven in the Premier League and very rough around the edges, but signing him on a free transfer would have negated the risks involved in the deal.
the 20-year-old is an aggressive young defender whose playing style is quintessentially South American, what with his tenacity and aggression.
He’s a very good tackler and is commanding in the air. It does seem as though Luizao has all of the attributes needed to succeed in England with West Ham.
Quite where the Brazilian will be plying his trade after the new year remains to be seen.
One thing’s for sure though, it won’t be in Brazil with Sao Paulo.
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