Alves bids farewell as he prepares to seal West Ham switch
According to SportWitness, Silkeborg IF ace Frederik Alves is about to make a long-awaited transfer to West Ham through a number of European outlets.
The Danish newspaper Midtjyllands Avis now reports that the 21-year-old has said goodbye to his teammates and that the central defender is not in the squad for today’s fight against Skive.
Midtjyllands Avis adds that Alves, who was born and raised in Denmark but is of Brazilian descent, will soon be traveling to the UK.
SportWitness reported on Ekstra Bladet earlier this month that West Ham will avoid the ace not being allowed in due to the new Brexit transfer rules by agreeing the deal before January 31st.
Finally, SportWitness reported on Danish outlet BT that the deal will be worth between 10 and 12 million kroner – which at current exchange rates is around 1.2 to 1.45 million pounds.
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Alves has played eight games this season, helping his team to six wins, two of which were accompanied by zeros.
The 6ft2 defender has not been there since November 1, although it is unclear whether he has recovered from an injury.
Alves is a current international for Denmark in the U21s and has won five internationals so far.
Alves will strengthen David Moyes’ center-back, who currently consists of four natural options: Angelo Ogbonna, Issa Diop, Fabian Balbuena and Watford loanee Craig Dawson.
If the above fee between £ 1.2m and £ 1.45m is correct, Alves is a low cost option that could see a huge uptrend for the Hammers.