West Ham are allegedly keen to sign Igor Gomes this summer and ExWHUemployee has delivered his verdict on the matter.

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Homme du Match claimed last week that Hammers boss David Moyes is eyeing a £12.5 million swoop for the 22-year-old Sao Paulo ace.

The Scot was unable to bring Matheus Pereira to the London Stadium this summer whilst a deal for Jesse Lingard seems highly unlikely.

So it seems as though the East London outfit could now switch their attention to Sao Paulo star Gomes.

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But is there a real chance that we could sign him?

West Ham Igor Gomes chase update provided by Ex

The 22-year-old South American is a real talent.

It seems as though we are a long way off from actually signing him, however.

ExWHUemployee claims that the rumours regarding the Hammers’ interest in the play-maker could very well be largely driven by agents.

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The West Ham insider also suggests that despite the fact that Gomes would be a good alternative to Lingard, there are doubts as to whether he would even be able to secure a work permit.

So as things stand, it seems highly unlikely that Gomes will be moving to the London Stadium.

The 22-year-old is undoubtedly a player we should be keeping an eye on, however. He is certainly a really talented young player.

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David Moyes may well have to look elsewhere once again…unless he is still harbouring hopes of signing Lingard of course!

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