West Ham are close to completing the signing of Peterborough United’s promising starlet Adler Nascimento, according to club insider ExWHUEmployee.
It had first been reported by ExWHUEmployee that the Hammers were interested in making a potential move for Nascimento this summer and that they were likely to take him on trial before deciding whether or not to sanction a permanent move for the 16-year-old.
Nascimento is a player that has vast amounts of potential and he has been starring for Peterborough’s under-18s side over the last year. His form was rewarded by Darren Ferguson when he handed him his senior league debut from the bench on the final day of the League One campaign against Doncaster Rovers.
The 16-year-old has previously signed a pre-professional contract with Peterborough and therefore the newly-promoted side would be entitled to compensation should he make the switch to West Ham during the transfer window this summer.
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The latest update on the future of Nascimento from ExWHUEmployee reveals that he should be able to complete a permanent move to West Ham in the near future if his trial period with the club proves to be a success.
Losing a player of Nascimento’s potential before he has even managed to break into the first-team properly at Peterborough would be a blow for the newly-promoted side. However, if there is one side that has proven they can cope with losing their best talents then it is the Posh.
You would expect them to receive a fairly sizeable fee should the 16-year-old be snapped up by West Ham and Peterborough are very astute at extracting the maximum value out of their players when the time comes for them to be sold on. Therefore, those funds might provide a boost to their transfer budget for this summer as they gear up for life back in the Championship.
West Ham would be getting themselves a major talent for the future, and it would be exciting to see how his development would progress with the Hammers. The hope will obviously be that he goes on to establish himself in their first team and given his talent it would not be a surprise if he was to do that.