West Ham have confirmed the signing of young winger Mesaque Dju in a statement on their official website.
The 19-year-old has signed a three-year contract at the club and will link up with their Under-23 team.
Dju has played for Portugal at every youth level from Under-16 to Under-20 and was named in the Team of the Tournament at the UEFA European Under-19 Championships.
Per Transfermarkt, he made 13 appearances in the UEFA Youth League this season, as well as eight appearances in the Liga Pro. He scored a total of two goals.
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Dju is also likely to play in the Under-20 World Cup this summer – which is being held in Poland – and joins compatriot Xande Silva in the Irons’ Under-23 team.
However, fans have reacted to the news of the signing with typical disappointment, with many calling on the club to bring in a recognisable striker, such as Celta Vigo’s Maxi Gomez or Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud.
You misspelt maxi Gomez
— Chris (@chrismay77734) January 30, 2019
Funny way to spell Giroud
— West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) January 30, 2019
Another highly rated star not to make an appearance and be sold in 2 years are loan spells
— Rue Jones (@ruejones) January 30, 2019
Don’t get too excited he’s not even in our squad ?
— chels??♀️ (@chelsdrywood) January 30, 2019
Domingos Quina’s mate nice one. Also a free; one of Terry Westley’s signings I take it and destined for U23 and never to hit the first eleven like Quina and Hakšabanović. Do we really need to know about it. ?♂️
— Graham Smith (@graham_smith69) January 30, 2019
this isnt Gomez??
— h (@harrythills) January 30, 2019
— mark speller (@supersonic_mark) January 30, 2019
Ok but this isn’t maxi
— oscar [LwhHb] (@mustbemaiga) January 30, 2019