ExWHUemployee floated the theory that West Ham’s interest in Danish youngster Frederick Alves is a sign of how little they rate Portuguese youngster Goncalo Cardoso, when speaking on the West Ham Way podcast last night (Wednesday, November 4th).
The 20-year-old joined the Hammers from Boavista in the summer of 2019 for around £2.6 million (Football.London).
The young Portuguese ace is still yet to play a senior game for the club.
Cardoso has made 21 appearances for the club’s under-23’s, however (Transfermarkt).
There must be something going on behind the scenes though. The fact that he hasn’t played one single competitive game for West Ham’s senior side says a lot. Especially considering some of the problems we have had at the back.
And when speaking on the West Ham Way podcast last night, ExWHUemployee highlighted the Hammers’ interest in Silkeborg youngster Frederik Alves as evidence that Cardoso’s days at the London Stadium could be numbered:
“He’s (Alves) a £1.5 million signing. It shows to me how little they rate Cardoso. He’s not played for us at all. The fact that we’re looking at other young centre-backs and I’ve said from day dot that he hasn’t impressed anyone and people that I know say he’s very average. So this maybe spells the end of his career.”
David Moyes is obviously not a big fan of Cardoso. The Portuguese starlet is still very young of course, and at just 20, he could yet go on to become a top class defender.
But the early signs aren’t good. And as Ex says, Alves’s impending arrival at West Ham could very well be bad news for Cardoso.