Ajax ‘terminate’ West Ham UTD’s pursue of Man City youngster

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Manchester City youngster Carlos Borges is heading to Ajax this summer with the deal set to be finalised in the upcoming hours, according to BBC. City gave ‘green light‘ to the transfer move a few days ago, having been open to offloading Carlos this summer.

Interest was shown by multiple clubs to sign the rising star who plays for City in the PL Division 2 and for Portugal U-19s. According to the reports, City values Borges around €15m-€20m.

There were strong reports at one point of time that West Ham United were in pole position to sign Borges from City. David Moyes admires the young player and thought would be a great addition to his squad. It was even rumoured that City are finalising a deal with the Hammers. However, the latest updates on the deal quashed those rumours suggesting of a ‘hijack‘ in the deal.

How did Ajax hijack Borges’ deal?

According to reports, West Ham had offered €16m to City for Carlos, which they thought would be enough. The bid was accepted and the Hammers began final talks with City to sign Borges. They even had a verbal agreement with the player offering him a four-year contract.

However, later, an improved bid from Ajax saw City accept their bid and therefore end negotiations with West Ham. Ajax reportedly offered nearly €20m for Borges which was more than enough to convince Manchester City.

Not just West Ham, but Premier League side Bournemouth were also reported to be intrested in signing Borges. However, The Cherries didn’t make a move for the player.

Ajax will be finalising the deal with City today itself, therefore Borges will be heading to Amsterdam for his medical. The Dutch side will take on Heracles in their first match of the new season which can be the game where we see Borges in an Ajax kit for the first time.

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