West Ham eye global tournament winner, this is when deal can be secured - report
By Harvey Byrne
West Ham are ready to battle Sporting Lisbon for the signature of teenage sensation Chukwudi Agor, according to a report.
Football website Owngoalnigeria has revealed the Hammers will go head-to-head with the Portugese giants in an attempt to sign the 17-year-old defensive midfielder.
West Ham have been sending scouts to track Agor, who currently plies his trade for the ASJ academy in Nigeria.
He featured for Nigeria as they won the 2015 Under-17 World Cup, and is among a host of players from that team attracting interest.
Former Nigeria international and Lisbon player Emmanuel Amunike watched Agor at the academy and recommended him to the Portuguese club.
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There has not been a mention of a transfer fee yet, though it is expected to be a minimal amount compared to the £32million bid from West Ham for Lacazette which was reported by Football Insider last week.
However if either club is able to reach an agreement for Agor, the young Nigerian will be unable to officially transfer until he turns 18 in November.
In other West Ham news, the Hammers have targeted a striker sensation after he decided to quit Manchester City.