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West Ham launch bid to sign Brazilian wonderkid Wesley

West Ham United have launched a bid to sign highly-rated Corinthians winger Wesley Gassova, according to French news outlet Foot Mercato.

The 19-year-old is considered one of the finest talents in South America and is attracting plenty of interest from clubs across Europe.

Wesley has been strongly linked with a move to Ligue 1, but he could be the next Brazilian prodigy to move to the Premier League.

West Ham have already signed Luis Guilherme from Palmeiras, but their appetite for South American talent has grown stronger.

The Hammers will face strong competition from Chelsea, which is unsurprising given their penchant for signing South American talents.

West Ham need a natural left-winger

Wesley has been a consistent performer for Corinthians, notching five goals and three assists in 34 games across all competitions.

He is a versatile forward who can play anywhere across the frontline. However, he is a natural left winger, a position where West Ham need reinforcements after Said Benhrama’s permanent exit.

The player is considering using Ligue 1 as a stepping stone before moving to the Premier League, but West Ham are pushing to sign him this summer.

Wesley would be a decent addition to Julen Lopetegui’s squad. He is an excellent dribbler, attempting over ten dribbles per match while boasting a 60% success rate.

Wesley still has plenty of room for improvement, but comparisons to French superstar Kylian Mbappe suggest he has all the tools to become a world-beater in the future.

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