Mirandinha Mark Two?

Former Brazil star Mirandinha is sure that West Ham can help his son follow his footsteps into the limelight in England.
Glenn Roeder is currently running the rule over Paul Ashtonhernandez, a tall striker with a perfect pedigree, and ex-Newcastle striker Mirandinha says:
"He is happy, having a good time with Glenn and the group, and I hope everything comes good and  he does sign for West Ham.
"I brought him to West Ham because I played with Glenn, I know him personally, and he is a very good guy.
"I know my son can learn a lot from him and from Paul Goddard, who I played with at Newcastle as well.
"It would make me very happy if he signed for West Ham and started scoring goals for them.
"I love the country and the football here is very exciting - people love football in England and that's why I brought him over."
Glenn has already made it clear, however, that if he does sign the tall forward, it would be with a view to the future, and that he is far from the finished article - yet.
"I know he needs more time," adds Mirandinha.
"He is only 19 now, and we are working on his Italian passport -  he will be OK for that and in maybe a month or two months it will be sorted.
"We will wait and see what happens in the near future, but there is a good chance of him coming here if the passport can be organised."
The youngster is desperate to make his mark in England, and Mirandinha says adapting to the football in this country will not represent the culture shock it did for him when he joined Newcastle and became the first Brazilian to play on these shores.
"He has been in Europe for the last three years; he played for two years for the Utrecht under 18 team, and last season he played for the Rennes B team in France.
"His football education has been in this continent and that's why I am very confident about him.
"I hope he will be scoring goals for the fans; this is my ambition and his as well."