Gonçalo Cardoso joins FC Basel on loan

Gonçalo Cardoso

West Ham United can confirm that defender Gonçalo Cardoso has joined Swiss side FC Basel on an 18-month loan deal.

The Portugal youth international has featured eight times for the development squad so far this campaign, having made 16 appearances last season.

Cardoso will now look to acquire valuable first-team experience at Basel, who currently sit fourth in the Swiss Super League, nine points behind leaders Young Boys.

Everybody at West Ham United would like to wish Gonçalo all the best for his loan spell.