West Ham are said to be leading the race to sign winger but they will risk holding out in the hopes of getting a better deal.

This Summer is one of, if not, the most important windows in West Ham’s history. It’s this window that decides whether West Ham are able to build upon the foundations Moyes laid and start the process of pushing on to another level, or whether they slip back into mediocrity.

While almost all of Tim Steidten’s focus seems to be in Brazil for the time being, that hasn’t stopped the club from negotiating elsewhere. In particular, the Hammers have been linked with a move for Portuguese winger Jota Silva.

The 24-year-old has enjoyed an impressive season for Vitoria Guimaraes, finding the back of the net 11 times and assisting a further 6 goals. According to teamTALK, West Ham are leading the race to secure his signature despite there being interest from other clubs.

Interestingly, the Portuguese outfit are desperate to sell him abroad rather than domestically which could work out in the Irons’ favour when it comes to price. In order to sign him for even cheaper, they may have to wait until towards the end of the transfer window though to make Vitoria desperate. His contract expires next Summer and they’d undoubtedly want to cash in rather than lose him for free.

Obviously, waiting comes with a lot of risk as other clubs may swoop in and steal him from under their noses. Whether that wait is worth it or not depends on how much they truly rate Silva and how much of a priority signing him is.

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