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Calleri officially signs for West Ham

calleri726West Ham has officially confirm a deal has been agreed to sign Argentinean striker Jonathan Calleri on a season-long loan, subject to international clearance. A loan fee and personal terms have been agreed with Calleri and his club Deportivo Maldonado and the 22-year-old is expected to arrive in London next week.Manager Slaven Bilic says the capture of Calleri “We have agreed to sign Calleri,” he said “Unfortunately for him, but good for us, Argentina were knocked out of the Olympics this week, so he should be here with us pretty soon, depending on the work permit.”

“We did the deal a little while ago, and he is a top striker. You need a squad, of course, but it is all about the balance. I think we have a good balance.” 

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I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

9 comments on “Calleri officially signs for West Ham

  1. So no option to buy at the end then… sad face

  2. Only saw a bit of him at the Olympics and he looked quite poor! bad first touch. I hope he was having off days

    • I also watched him against Honduras yesterday and he was poor, he had a pretty good chance in the first half and he should have scored or at least got it on goal……..as you said hopefully he just had a poor tournament and he will be a find. In the same game there was a forward from Honduras Alberth Elis, he was brought down twice by the Argentinean defence and they were awarded two penalties, they couldn’t handle his pace, he’s only 20 years old…..maybe worth a look he totally outplayed our new signing…

    • Well I watched Calleri in the Copa Libertadores & he was very good.He finished the tournament top scorer with 9 & looked the part.I guess Barca wouldn’t have been sniffing round him if he was pony lol

  3. South American leagues aren’t as tough as ours, but the lad seems to score plenty.

  4. Is it true there is no option to buy?
    Because if so.. That would be a shame.
    Especially if he does well.

  5. Everyone wants to see this deal confirmed and as soon as it is people are immediately saying we should have looked elsewhere. Appalling, have some faith in the player, only 22 years old himself and clearly has some talent. Olympic football is really not something to judge a player on, it’s not got much real backing behind it. Let’s see how he does where it counts and what Bilic can get out of him. He has my full backing. COYI!

  6. Great news.now these other websites that keep insisting that barca are going to hijack the deal might shut up 🙂

  7. He has got a clause I understand that after 6 months if another club come into buy him at the right price he will be sold,
    Don’t know how true that is ?
    If he does well for us he will be another £20 million player next year we can’t afford,
    But he looks as good as AC in the air and plenty of mobility on the ground,
    He will start on the bench and might have to wait as long as Antonio before he can make a impact,unless the bubble wrap breaks

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