West Ham United reportedly walk away from a deal to sign Luiz Felipe from Real Betis this summer.

According to AS, West Ham decided to spend £17 million up front on Konstantinos Mavropanos instead of Luiz Felipe in the summer transfer window.

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The chance to bring the 26-year-old centre-back to the London Stadium was there for Hammers boss David Moyes, but the Scot chose to sign the Greece international instead.

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It was actually claimed by the Spanish media earlier on in the window that West Ham had promised Betis they would make a £17 million bid for the Italy international.

However, Moyes settled on Mavropanos instead, and the rest is history…

West Ham walk away from deal to sign 26-year-old

AS reckon that the Hammers will not be signing Luiz Felipe anymore, after the arrival of the 25-year-old Greek ace at the London Stadium.

I’m fairly sure that the majority of West Ham fans will be absolutely delighted with this.

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Signing Mavropanos instead of Felipe is 100 per cent the right call from Moyes. The 25-year-old is streets ahead of the Betis defender on every level.

The 26-year-old is a bit of a hothead and he had the worst disciplinary record in La Liga last season, with three reds cards to his name.

He is fairly slow along the ground and despite being a decent defender, I don’t think he would have been good enough for the Hammers.

West Ham walking away from a deal to sign the Real Betis centre-back is really good news as far as I’m concerned.


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