West Ham United could move for Manchester City starlet Carlos Borges in 'Coming Weeks' - ExWHUemployee
West Ham United could look to move for Manchester City starlet Carlos Borges in the “coming weeks”, according to an update from ExWHUemployee.
The Hammers have been linked with several players already for the summer window despite the current season not being over yet, and Borges was named by the Daily Mail (3 April) as someone the club were looking at.
But in an update on his official Patreon (2 June), Ex says West Ham could look to further explore a deal for him once the futures of the manager, director of football and Declan Rice are sorted.
“Man City’s young Portuguese winger Carlos Borges is another player who has caught our eye and could be a transfer we explore when the futures of the manager, the football director and the captain are finalised in the coming weeks,” he wrote.
It wasn’t too long ago that 19-year-old Borges went to Sevilla in the Youth Champions League with City and scored a hat-trick to go with an assist and stole the headlines.
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He has shone at youth level over the last 12 months and now looks ready to step up to more regular first-team football, something the Hammers could potentially offer him.
Jarrod Bowen, Said Benrahma, Pablo Fornals and Maxwel Cornet are the current first-team options but it’s clear the club are in the market for a new wide man with the strong reports linking them to Reiss Nelson of Arsenal.
City and the Irons are likely to be in contact sooner or later with the future of Rice and Kalvin Phillips likely to come up in conversation, which could open the door for talks on Borges too.
It would surely be a much simpler deal to do, but whether the player would be interested is a different matter.