West Ham have snapped up their fifth new signing of the summer. The club's official website has announced the arrival of Goncalo Cardoso on a five-year deal. There is an option to extend his contract by a further 12 months in summer 2024.
Cardoso joins from Boavista for an undisclosed fee, thought to be in the region of £2.75m (Sky Sports News). The 18-year-old has already played 15 senior games in the Portuguese top-flight despite his young age and is highly rated.
The Portugal U19 defender has been scouted by West Ham and he finished runner-up with his country at this summer's U19 European Championships.
Dream come true
Upon joining West Ham, Cardoso told whufc.com: I am very excited and it’s a dream come true. I always dreamt of coming to England and now I’m here at this big, historic club, so I’m very happy.
Cardoso becomes West Ham's fifth signing after Roberto, David Martin, Pablo Fornals and Sebastian Haller. He will compete for centre-back spots with Fabian Balbuena, Issa Diop, Angelo Ogbonna and Winston Reid.
Here are some tweets from West Ham Fans after Cardoso was unveiled as West Ham's latest arrival.
Top draw, his young and obviously has a lot of learning to do but from what I’ve seen from research and speaking to a few people in the know his being tipped to go right to the top and the price we got him for is just unheard of for his talent. Future Portugal captain.
— WHUFC_London (@WHUFC_London) August 6, 2019
I love this type of signing. Low risk but huge potential.
— Den V (@Den_WHU) August 6, 2019
Superb stuff dg. Swiss striker and the Argentinian and you are officially my new grandad
— Dave Lambourne (@Lambo1966) August 6, 2019
Ascacibar and Ajeti and I'll never say a bad word about you again
— James Gunn (@jamesgunn_) August 6, 2019
Thank you Mr Gold for bringing in our New 18 yr old Centre Back And please add my Congratulations to our FANTASTIC Manager Mr Pellegrini and his team !!! We have in my Opinion the BEST Manger in the League, so thank you for bringing him in !!
— Roy Jessep (@RoyJessep3) August 6, 2019
Very happy but we do need another forward and a midfielder
— Jamie (@jamwhufc) August 6, 2019
The post 'Low risk but huge potential' - Some West Ham Fans Excited by teenager's arrival appeared first on Hammers News.