West Ham are set to complete the signing of Benfica youngster Mesaque Dju, according to reports in Italy.

Italian sports website Alfredo Pedulla has confirmed that Dju is heading to West Ham and a deal is expected to be concluded tonight.

This has been backed up by Football.London journalist Sam Inkersole, who tweeted to confirm that Dju is travelling to London.

The young winger is heading to East London to thrash out personal terms ahead of a free transfer switch to West Ham.

Who is Mesaque Dju?

Mesaque Dju plays for Portugal at youth level. (Photo by Levan Verdzeuli/Getty Images)

Dju is a winger, who can also play up front, and he has been playing for Benfica B and their youth team.

The Portugal under-19 international has scored twice this season – once in the UEFA Youth League and once in a league match for Benfica B.

The Guinea-Bissau born winger has decided to represent Portugal at youth level and he featured alongside ex-Hammer Domingos Quina at the under-19 European Championships.

Now the 19-year-old is set to test himself in England by moving to West Ham, where he will join up with the under-23 squad.

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Portuguese striker Xande Silva joined West Ham in the summer. (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United via Getty Images)

Dju is the second Portuguese youngster to join West Ham since Manuel Pellegrini’s arrival at the club.

He follows fellow countryman Xande Silva to The London Stadium. Silva has played two senior games for the Hammers after impressing for the under-23 side.

And last summer, West Ham were lining up moves for a number of Portugal-based players (Sky Sports News).

It seems that West Ham have a team of scouts out in Portugal hoping to bring some talented youngsters to England.

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