West Ham are interested in signing Zito Luvumbo, according to reports from Portugal.
Portuguese media outlet Sapo Desporto has reiterated West Ham’s interest in Luvumbo. Back in August, the same publication linked West Ham, Lille and Boavista with a move for Luvumbo.
Now, it appears Manchester United have rejoined the race. This report claims that West Ham and Man United both have an interest after scouting the teenager at the U17 COSAFA Championships.
This is not the first time Luvumbo has been linked with a move to Old Trafford. According to a report by The Sun (back in February), the Angolan winger had a trial with Man United. He could have followed in fellow countryman Manucho’s steps.
Man United still remain keen, according to the latest update, but face competition from West Ham. Luvumbo’s club Primeiro de Agusto (top-flight team based in Luanda) would not be able to fend off Premier League interest.
Who is Zito Luvumbo?
The individual award winners at the 2018 COSAFA Under-17 Championships:
Player of the Tournament: Zito Luvumbo (Angola)
Golden Boot: Prins Tjiueza (Namibia) – 6 goals
Golden Glove: Geovani Carvalho (Angola)
Fair Play Award: South Africa pic.twitter.com/YiY5mEMPdR
— COSAFA (@COSAFAMEDIA) July 29, 2018
Luvumbo is one of Africa’s hottest young talents. The 18-year-old is already a regular first-team player for Primeiro de Agusto and he has enjoyed a rapid rise up the ranks at international level.
After starring at the U17 COSAFA Championships, the versatile attacker won the Player of the Tournament accolade. He is hoping to translate his form in African youth team football onto the world stage at the U17 World Cup in Brazil later this month.
He also has two caps for the Angola national team already. Luvumbo made his debut against The Gambia last month to underline his talent. This could be an interesting option for the Hammers.