Lopetegui lands first signing

  • by Staff Writer
  • Thursday, 13th June 2024

West Ham United have completed the signing of Brazilian teenager Luis Guilherme - for a fee worth up to worth €30million.

The 18-year-old successfully underwent a medical on Monday and signed terms on a five-year contract yesterday, concluding the move to bring the bright young talent from Palmeiras.

“I’m very happy to be signing with West Ham United, a club that trusted in my work,” said Guilherme. "I also want to thank everyone at West Ham, particularly Tim [Steidten] and his team who came to Brazil and not only talked with me, but also with my family.

"They presented the project, and both my family and I liked it - so I'm very happy to be signing with this club and hope to contribute as much as possible. If things go well, we have a beautiful journey ahead.

"The Head Coach and I already had a conversation. He showed me his project and I believe I’ll learn a lot from him. He’s coached at the national level in Spain and managed big clubs.

"The Premier League is the best league in the world. I believe I’ll improve a lot here with the entire staff at West Ham, which is crucial for my development.

"Growing up, whenever I had the chance, I watched English football. Seeing how it is and now being able to play here is an incredible feeling. Since I was eleven, I had this dream, and now it’s becoming a reality. I’m very happy about it and grateful to West Ham. Let’s go for it!"

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