The saga between West Ham United and Sporting Lisbon’s William Carvalho is coming to an end, say reports in England.
According to Sky Sports, the London club is willing to give in to Sporting’s demands and match the player’s buy-out fee, which currently stands at €45m. Both clubs have been fervently negotiating for the past two weeks and the Hammers may have finally guaranteed one of the best signings of the season.
William Carvalho is one of Sporting’s longest serving players. He was brought into the club’s youth system in 2005, making his senior debut in 2011. Since then, William has made 156 appearences for the Lisbon club.
The Portuguese has been highly sought out, not only for his club record, but for his performance nationally. This was especially apparent with Portugal’s Euro 2016 triumph, where the Sporting player acted as a huge influence.
West Ham are desperately in need of a world class midfielder, as it appears to be the team’s weakest area. The incredible signings of Marko Arnautovic, Pablo Zabaleta, Joe Hart and Javier Hernandez have yet to show any results. But William Carvalho may just be the missing link the club needs.
The deal should happen very soon and the Portugese, supposedly desperate to play in the Premier league, will be pleased to be joining the elite level of football.