West Ham have been told to pay £35 million for Vitor Roque – £23 million more than our opening offer for the winger.

That’s according to a report from UOL who claim that the Hammers will not be able to sign the 17-year-old future superstar unless we make a £35 million bid for him.

West Ham manager David Moyes allegedly wants to bring Roque to the London Stadium, and the East London outfit have apparently already lodged a £12 million bid for the Brazilian youngster.

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The talented South American teenager is one of the brightest young talents on the planet. He has exceptional skill and poise for someone so young, and would be an unbelievably exciting signing for the Hammers.

It seems as though we are a long way from Athletico Paranaense’s asking price for Roque though…

West Ham must increase Vitor Roque bid

UOL reckon that the Hammers must pay at least £35 million if we want to sign the South American superstar in the making.

Roque is a truly unbelievable talent. So if David Moyes really wants to sign him, the board need to go that little bit extra and provide him with the money he needs to make it happen.

At just 17, the young winger is a precocious talent. Foot The Ball describe Roque as an ‘incredible’ young player. He is a truly stunning athlete with an incredibly high ceiling.

He can play on either wing or as a centre-forward, and he has already racked up a respectable 13 goals and four assists in 52 senior appearances (Transfermarkt).

West Ham must increase Vitor Roque bid
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As you would imagine, the Brazilian possesses exceptional technical ability. He has incredible pace and strength for someone so young and is a really hard worker off the ball.

In my opinion, Vitor Roque will go on to become a real star in the game, so he’ll be well worth the £35 million fee for West Ham.

Whether the Hammers board are prepared to pay that kind of money for a teenager is highly doubtful though.

And missing out on him will be a real shame.

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