West Ham can afford to take William Carvalho risk after signing proven Premier League quality

Javier Hernandez of Mexico celebrates his sides first goal as Luis Neto of Portugal (not pictured) scored a own goal during the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017  Play-Off for Third...

With four players with Premier League pedigree already on board, West Ham United would not be taking a huge risk by looking at William Carvalho.

West Ham United have spent big this summer, but they have been able to bring in four players with proven Premier League class.

Joe Hart and Pablo Zabaleta - both arriving from Manchester City - have title-winning experience, as does Javier Hernandez, while Marko Arnautovic showed his quality in flashes at Stoke City.

Javier Hernandez of Mexico celebrates his sides first goal as Luis Neto of Portugal (not pictured) scored a own goal during the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017  Play-Off for Third...

It represents a significant change for West Ham, who have looked abroad for many of their signings in recent years, with successes like Dimitri Payet offset by a number of failures in the window.

But with a spine boosted by players who know the league, perhaps the Hammers can now take a risk on a star yet to play in England - with Sky Sports reporting an interest in William Carvalho.

The Portugal international has long been touted as a top talent and played a part in his country's Euro 2016 success, but Premier League clubs have so far resisted the urge to make a bid.

Although Newcastle United, in The Sun, and Arsenal, in The Record, have previously been linked with moves, neither have been in a secure position to gamble on Carvalho, whose performances remain inconsistent at the top level.

West Ham, though, are finally able to look at a player such as Carvalho - a potential star if he settles quickly - safe in the knowledge that they are well covered elsewhere.

Sporting CP midfielder William Carvalho from Portugal  during the Five Violins Trophy match between Sporting CP and AC Fiorentina at Estadio Jose Alvalade on July 29, 2017 in Lisbon,...

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