Three alternatives West Ham should sign if they miss out on William Carvalho

Danilo Pereira

So the Hammers are insistent on a defensive midfielder? Ok. Miss out on one Euro 2016 winner, why not turn to another? Danilo Pereira of Porto has scored an impressive 10 goals in 61 appearances for the Liga NOS outfit during his two year spell with the club, attracting a number of suitors from the Premier League.

The 25-year-old stood in for Carvalho while suspended in Portugal’s Euro 2016 semi-final victory over Wales, producing an excellent display to help his country breeze past Chris Coleman’s side with a 2-0 victory. Should the Hammers pursue Danilo however, they are likely to have to break to bank also, with Porto ramping the midfielder’s release clause up to an astonishing £51 million.