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West Ham United Have Made Contact For This Gifted Starlet: One For The Future?

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Abhinab Ghosh
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In a recent report, UOL stated that West Ham United have made contact for Vasco da Gama starlet Andrey Santos. It has been mentioned that the Hammers are facing competition from Barcelona in the race to acquire the services of the Brazilian midfielder.

Santos’ Decent Rise In Brazilian Football

The 18-year-old has caught the eye with his performances in the Brazilian Serie B during this campaign as he has produced a handful of productive displays from midfield. Santos has found the back of the net on eight occasions in 33 matches for the Brazilian club this season across various competitions.

At such a tender age, the Rio de Janeiro-born sensation has already begun to prove his worth as a reliable goal-scoring midfielder in the second division of Brazilian football. However, he still has a lot to learn as a footballer and might need some time to settle into life in England.

His current contract at Vasco da Gama is set to run down in the summer of 2027. Therefore, the Hammers will have to make a sizable offer if they want to get him on board next year.

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London Stadium

West Ham United Have Made Contact To Sign Andrey Santos: Is He A Prospect For The Future?

Santos has developed a habit of scoring some important goals for his team and can even create some decent chances for his teammates on the attacking end of the field. He is a technically gifted footballer who can make some good runs with the ball from midfield but needs to work on improving his consistency at both ends of the field.

At the moment, Santos is quite inexperienced at the highest level and might need some time before he can perform at his best in England. However, there is no doubt that he has the potential to become a future star at the London Stadium.

Santos is definitely a prospect to watch out for in the coming seasons, so West Ham will do well to win the race for his services next year. He is already good enough to challenge for a place in David Moyes‘ squad if the Hammers can get a deal done for him in the not-too-distant future.

However, Santos will have to find a way to adapt to the physical nature of English football. With all things considered, he is definitely a prospect to watch out for in the coming seasons.

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