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Pellegrini makes big statement of intent by moving for in-demand star – Report

West Ham United fans here in the Tavern will be desperate to see their side improve over the course of next season, but the summer transfer will most certainly hold the key to success. 

The Hammers weren’t able to ensure consistency throughout the last campaign as they flirted with the possibility of relegation at times, which is why they’ll need to spend big this summer. Interestingly, it appears as if Manuel Pellegrini isn’t holding back on the transfer front, as according to The Sun on Sunday (01/07; page 60) (via HITC), West Ham have made an £18 million bid to sign Bruno Fernandes.

Indeed, it’s believed that Manuel Pellegrini has given the green light for the Hammers to make an £18 million bid for the 23-year-old, with the Chilean well aware that other clubs are keeping a close eye on the midfielder.

It remains to be seen as to how Sporting Lisbon will respond to the Hammers’ bid, but supporters will be delighted to see that their new boss is willing to splash the cash.

So, with Manuel Lanzini currently suffering from a knee injury, Pellegrini is making a sensible decision by looking to bring in another creative midfielder.

Landlord’s Verdict:

Pellegrini is making a big statement of intent by moving for Bruno Fernandes as it shows that he isn’t afraid to splash the cash and will do everything he can to bring talented players to the London Stadium. Fernandes has established himself as a star over in Portugal and has already impressed at the World Cup, so the Hammers would be getting themselves an impressive midfielder.

The Portuguese midfielder previously attracted the interest of Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.

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