Boavista defender Goncalo Cardoso has completed his medical ahead of a move to West Ham United, according to journalist Sam Inkersole.
The Football.London correspondent confirmed the news on his personal Twitter account on Monday evening, with some small details needing completing before the deal is officially completed.
West Ham were reported by reliable club source, ExWHUemployee, to be on the verge of the signing of the 19-year-old, with the move having the possibility of being announced on Monday evening.
The Hammers have agreed to a £2.75million deal for the young enforcer according to Portuguese newspaper Record, who revealed the starlet had been on their radar for a long time.
It appears as if West Ham are finally close to getting their man with days to spare in the transfer window. Manuel Pellegrini will surely be delighted with the potential signing of the youngster, who is set to arrive to challenge Issa Diop and Fabian Balbuena for a spot in the Hammers’ back four next season and the in future past that. The deal fits perfectly into West Ham’s current financial situation on top of that as well, with reliable club source, Claret and Hugh claiming that Pellegrini will only have £5million to spend to complete any deals. With a medical done, it appears that West Ham have found the solution to their vulnerable backline during pre-season in which they have conceded way too many goals. Mario Husillos appears to have struck gold with this cheap deal, with the Daily Mail reporting the youngster is one of the most sought after teens in Europe.