West Ham United are reportedly battling Everton for the signing of Porto winger Goncalo Borges this summer.

According to Fabrizio Romano, the 22-year-old Porto attacker is on the radars of both West Ham and Everton in the summer transfer window.

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Hammers boss David Moyes badly needs to add more quality to his attacking options at the London Stadium this summer.

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West Ham are being heavily linked with the likes of Jeremy Doku and Mohammed Kudus, but it seems as though Moyes could also be about to swoop in for a slightly more unheralded name.

However, the Hammers will have to fight off competition from Everton for his signature…

West Ham now want to sign 22-year-old winger Goncalo Borges

Fabrizio Romano reckons that the Hammers and Everton are eyeing up summer moves to sign the Porto starlet.

I’m really not sure about this one – surely Moyes should be targeting more proven players this summer? The West Ham boss needs his new additions to come in and hit the ground running in order to avoid another poor start to a Premier League campaign.

He is an old fashioned winger in the sense that he’s right footed and plays on the right! The 22-year-old possesses absolutely blistering pace – something we need urgently at West Ham.

West Ham now want to sign 22-year-old winger Goncalo Borges
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However, it has to be said that signing Borges would be a huge gamble. He is still yet to bag either a goal or an assist for Porto’s senior side (Transfermarkt).

And questions have to be asked as to whether he’s in any way ready to make the jump up to the Premier League.

He certainly doesn’t have the build required to play in England – he’s far too slight in my opinion.

I would prefer it if West Ham signed a more established winger than Goncalo Borges this summer, or at the very least a youngster who has a proven track record of consistent goals and assists.


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