Luis Guilherme is expected to have a big impact in east London following his transfer to West Ham this summer.

Analytics United, which was created by West Ham supporters Jack Elderton and Callum Goodall, provides fans with detailed analysis and breaks down data related to the club’s squad and its players. In their latest piece, they have used performance data and analysis to delve into what new signing Luis Guilherme could offer West Ham.

West Ham officially confirmed the arrival of 18 year old Guilherme from Brazilian side Palmeiras on Thursday, with the young midfielder signing a five year contract.

Despite being only 18, Guilherme has already won a league title with his boyhood club Palmeiras on top of a number of youth titles with the Brazilian side and also the South American U20’s Championship with Brazil.

Since making his first team debut in April 2023, Guilherme has played in a number of positions and looked at home in each one of them. The 18 year old has spent time playing in centre mid, as an attacking midfielder and also on either wing, often being used on the right hand side.

Similar to West Ham’s own Mohammed Kudus, Guilherme is blessed with exceptional dribbling ability. In Palmeiras’ title winning 2023 season, the youngster averaged an impressive 8.2 dribble attempts per 90 minutes with a success rate of 71.6% clearly demonstrating his control and ability to be able to get past his man.

To compare with members of the current Hammers squad, Mohammed Kudus averaged 9.6 dribble attempts in his first Premier League season with a success rate of around 51.3%.

Furthermore, Guilherme’s 2.7 box touches per 90 minutes emphasise the threat he possesses going forward as well as in the final third.

Hammers fans every reason to be excited about the signing of Luis Guilherme. If his development continues at its current rate, he has the ability to become one of the most exciting young midfielders in not only the Premier League but Europe too. He also now has the benefit of playing alongside quality players such as Mohammed Kudus and Jarrod Bowen who he will no doubt learn a lot from.