West Ham United are allegedly set to make our first January transfer window signing in the form of Sao Paulo’s young Brazilian centre-back Luizao.

That’s according to a report from Brazilian media outlet UOL who claim that the 20-year-old could very well be London Stadium bound.

Sao Paulo manager Rogerio Ceni has already admitted the Luizao is set to leave the club in January.

Central defence is clearly an area at the London Stadium where West Ham boss David Moyes needs to bolster in the January transfer window.

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Angelo Ogbonna and Craig Dawson are 34 and 32 respectively, and the latter is expected to leave the London Stadium in January.

It seems as though Moyes has already sealed the signing of a young centre-back…

West Ham set to make first January transfer window signing

UOL reckon that the Hammers have all but signed 20-year-old Brazilian centre-back Luizao.

It now seems obvious that that the young centre-back will not be signing a new deal with the Brazilian giants before his current one expires in January, with a move to West Ham on the horizon for him.

We actually think that he would be a smart addition for the Hammers.

Bringing in a young player with a really high ceiling is always something that we can really get behind as West Ham fans.

West Ham set to make first January transfer window signing
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Luizao might be totally unproven in the Premier League and very rough around the edges, but signing him on a free transfer would have negated the risks involved in the deal.

The 20-year-old is an aggressive young defender whose playing style is quintessentially South American, what with his tenacity and aggression.

He’s a very good tackler and is commanding in the air. It does seem as though Luizao has all of the attributes needed to succeed in England with the Hammers.

I’d be more than happy if Luizao ends up moving to West Ham on a free in the January transfer window.

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