According to a report from Claret and Hugh, West Ham would have to pay just £25 million in order to sign Gabriel Barbosa and Bruno Henrique.
90Min claimed on Saturday that the Hammers scouted the talented Brazilian duo during Flamengo’s Fifa Club World Cup final against Liverpool.
Barbosa, 23, is owned by Inter Milan. He spent this past year on loan with Flamengo. And was in scintillating form, scoring 36 goals for the Brazilian side.
Henrique, 28, is owned by Flamengo, unlike Gabigol. He was also in great form this season, racking up 26 goals and nine assists in 46 outings.
And both players would be superb signings for West Ham.
The Hammers are extremely light in the attacking department. Sebastien Haller needs more support through the middle. And more competition is required for the likes of Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko in wide areas.
Barbosa is a natural finisher, and he would be the perfect foil for Haller.
Henrique, meanwhile, is a real talent and a constant menace on the flanks.
The Brazilian possesses pace in abundance, has unreal technique and has the ability to unlock defences with a little bit of magic.
The South American duo would be excellent additions to the West Ham squad. And if they do indeed have to pay just £25 million for the pair, it would have to be considered as exceptional business for the east London club.