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West Ham snap up Portuguese starlet

31st January 2019, 02:57 by Michael Holland

West Ham have snapped up Portugal Under-20 forward Mesaque Dju, who arrives at the club on a free transfer.

It is expected to be a busy day at the London Stadium with the transfer deadline now just hours away, and the Hammers will be pleased to get the capture of Dju in the bag.

The 19-year-old joins the Hammers on a free transfer from Benfica having agreed a three-and-a-half-year contract, and although the deal may not excite the fans to much, it could be shrewd business in the long term.

Dju is seen as a player for the future and will initially link-up with West Ham's Under-23 squad, before hopefully knocking on the first-team door sooner rather than later.

"I know a lot about West Ham because it is a very big club in England and helps young players get to the first team," the player said after completing the switch.

"I want this and I'm working for this. I want to help the team and I want to score a lot of goals for this team."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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