West Ham have reportedly made a £12 million winger bid, but we need to up that offer by more than £20 million for the player.
The Hammers are in real trouble at the moment and are currently sitting just outside the relegation zone.
With a run of games against Newcastle, Chelsea and Tottenham to come though, things could be set to get a lot worse.
So making one or two signings before the January transfer window slams shut will be absolutely vital for David Moyes.
The Scot has already brought Danny Ings to West Ham, but the 30-year-old is now out for a couple of weeks, so signing another attacker should be a necessity.
And now it seems as though the Hammers have actually made a concrete move for the 17-year-old…
West Ham make bid for Brazilian winger Vitor Roque
According to football journalist Bruno Andrade, who specialises in Brazilian and Portuguese transfers, the Hammers have actually submitted a €14 million offer for the 17-year-old. Unfortunately for us though, Athletico Paranaense are demanding €40 million (£35 million) for the winger:
Now, Roque is a truly unbelievable talent. So if David Moyes really wants to sign him, the board need to go that little bit extras and provide him with the money he needs to make it happen.
At just 17, the young winger is a precocious talent.
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).
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.
It seems as though Vitor Roque has absolutely everything needed to succeed in the Premier League with West Ham.
£35 million does seem like a lot of money to be paying for someone who is entirely unproven as yet. However, Roque has something special about him. And if we miss out on him, just like we did with Neymar all those years ago, we might just live to regret it.
West Ham should go back in with a new bid for the winger in my opinion.