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Young Right-Back’s Move to Sporting Lisbon Seals the Deal, Ending Premier League West ham Pursuit

In a significant development in the transfer market, an 18-year-old right-back appears to have found a new home in Portuguese football. The promising talent, previously with Real Valladolid. Is reportedly on the cusp of joining Sporting Lisbon, bringing an end to a saga that had seen several Premier League clubs expressing interest in his services.

According to renowned transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the young player is poised to pen a lucrative five-year deal with Sporting Lisbon. The deal, valued at a substantial £10.3 million. Including add-ons, has been deemed acceptable by all parties involved.

Fabrizio Romano, well-known for his ‘here we go’ announcements on social media. Has signaled that the impending transfer is indeed in the works. With the player now preparing for a crucial medical examination.

This news will undoubtedly put to rest any lingering Premier League interest in the player’s services. Clubs such as Newcastle United and Arsenal were heavily linked to him back in the January transfer window. While West Ham United had reportedly been keeping a close eye on the talented teenager throughout the summer.

West Ham and their ideas

The story of this transfer had its roots in earlier discussions, with Steve Nickson. The head of recruitment at Newcastle, personally scouting the player and exploring the possibility of a £10 million deal. Potentially rising with add-ons. Journalist Fernando Kallas even suggested that a move to Newcastle in January was “fairly a done deal,” which added to the intrigue surrounding the transfer.

It’s worth noting that the player had a substantial £26.6 million release clause in his contract while at Valladolid. However, this figure dropped to £17.23 million following the club’s relegation from La Liga last season. Making him an attractive prospect for several clubs.

Newcastle United, keen to strengthen their right-back options, had already signed Tino Livramento from Southampton for an initial fee of £30 million. Demonstrating their commitment to bolstering the squad. The Magpies also secured the services of Harrison Ashby from West Ham in January as cover for the right-back position. Subsequently loaning him out to Swansea City for the 2023-24 season.

With their transfer activity seemingly concluded for the summer. As stated by manager Eddie Howe, it appears that the Magpies are content with their current squad unless any unexpected developments emerge before the transfer window deadline on September 1.

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