Hammers snap up talented Brazilian Guilherme

West Ham United boss Julen Lopetegui has completed his first summer signing, recruiting Brazilian winger Luis Guilherme from Palmeiras on a five-year contract.

The 18-year-old has made 40 appearances for Palmeiras as well as being capped by Brazil at under-20s level

Speaking to www.whufc.com, the player said: “I’m very happy to be signing with West Ham United, a Club that trusted in my work.

“I also want to thank everyone at West Ham, particularly Tim 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!”

Brian Jeeves

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