West Ham’s newest recruit, 18 year old Luis Guilherme has all the ability and every chance of being succesful in the Premier League according to ESPN Brazil’s London reporter Joao Castelo Branco.

Castelo Branco conducted Guilherme’s first interview with West Ham TV after the young Brazilian’s transfer to West Ham from Palemiras became official.

With trophies already on his CV at both youth and senior level, it is this as well as his attitude off the pitch that gives him a great chance of being successful at West Ham according to Castelo Branco.

“I’d heard very highly of him before he arrived. He’s obviously from a golden generation of the Palmeiras youth team, but I was really impressed meeting him how, despite such a young age, he’s very grounded, professional and focused.” said Branco.

Discussing the step up to the Premier League for the 18 year old, Branco said: “He’s not over confident and he’s speaking a lot about wanting to learn and he knows that he has to adapt. He’s confident in his abilities, but he’s not trying to go too fast and he seems like a really good kid.”

Having sat down with Guilherme, these quotes from Castelo Branco certainly highlight the fact that Guilherme is keeping his feet on the ground, despite moving to the Premier League at a young age for a fee of around £25 million. It certainly comes across as though the youngster is willing and eager to learn as well as being aware of the quality of the league he is coming to and knowing that he will have to adjust in order to succeed.

With a number of young Brazilian’s plying their trade in the Premier League, such as Matheus Franca at Crystal Palace, Gabriel Martinelli at Arsenal and Joao Gomes at Wolves, Brazilian talents are making the switch to the Premier League at a younger age than ever before. Castelo Branco feels as though Guilherme can only add to the success of young Brazilian players on these shores.

“It’s something we’re seeing more and more, Brazilian players coming straight from Brazil at such a young age.” said Branco. Adding: “Premier League clubs have clocked on that they can go to South America and get young talent. He (Guilherme) has a very good set up with good people around him. He has his family coming with him and he looks like a really good buy.”