West Ham United are allegedly set to miss out on Brazilian ace Lazaro to Spanish side Almeria on transfer deadline day.
That’s according to a report from Brazilian outlet Globo Esporte who claim that the 20-year-old is set to join Almeria for around €7 million (£6 million) with a 30% sell-on clause included in the deal.
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Globo Esporte claim that West Ham offered £5 million for the midfielder.
David Moyes has been a really busy man in the transfer market already this summer.
The Scot has signed eight new players so far, including two centre-backs, a defensive midfielder, a left winger, a centre-forward, a midfield play-maker, a left wing-back and a goalkeeper.
However, it seems as though Moyes is far from finished in his player recruitment, with deadline day now upon us.
It would have been nice for the Scot to add another technically gifted midfielder to his ranks before tonight’s 11pm deadline.
It seems as though Lazaro will not be coming to the London Stadium though…
West Ham miss out on Lazaro
Globo Esporte reckon that the 20-year-old Flamengo ace is set to join Spanish side Almeria for around £6 million on transfer deadline day.
We’re actually a bit gutted that Lazaro won’t be moving to West Ham today.
He would have been a really exciting addition to Moyes’s ranks at the London Stadium.
The Brazilian has bagged eight goals and eight assists in 56 games for Flamengo (Transfermarkt) – not a bad return for someone so young.
The 20-year-old possesses unreal technical ability and has pace, energy and athleticism in abundance. He also possesses exceptional vision and an impressive work-rate.
All Things Selecao once described him as a ‘brilliant talent’.
Lazaro seems to be tailor made for the Premier League and would have been a superb signing for West Ham this summer.
It will be interesting to keep an eye on him over the next year or so. And if he impresses in Spain, then who knows? Perhaps West Ham will go back in for him next summer.
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