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Official: West Ham announce sixth signing

West Ham have confirmed the signing of Paraguay international Fabian Balbuena.

The defender has joined the Irons from Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A side Corinthians for an undisclosed fee, penning a three-year deal.

He told WHUFC.com “I’m really excited for this new challenge and my target is to meet the demands of the Premier League,” the 26-year-old said.  Obviously to be at West Ham is an extra motivation, and I want to do my best to help the team.”

Director of Football Mario Husillos is delighted with Balbuena’s signing and believes the defender will prove to be a worthy addition to the West Ham squad. Husillos told WHUFC.com: “We welcome Fabian to West Ham United. He is somebody we have monitored for a long time and we are very pleased to have taken the opportunity to sign him.

“He is a player of great strength, character and personality. To be captain of Corinthians, one of the biggest clubs in South America, requires a very strong mentality, and he also has international experience with Paraguay.

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“He has won many individual honours and was often named one of the best central defenders in Brazil for his statistics.

“We believe he will improve our squad and our defensive qualities. He is the perfect age – a player for the present and the future – and he can be a very important player for many years at West Ham.”


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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

3 comments on “Official: West Ham announce sixth signing

  1. Wow! All these signings, makes you wonder where all the money is coming from. Anyone heard anything regarding a forward?

  2. Welcome, Fabian. A great signing.

  3. Time will tell if he is a good signing or not . Another player whom most of us have never seen .” In Pellegrini we trust “ has become a bit of a catch phrase recently . Let’s hope it’s our turn to shine . God knows we’ve waited long enough . Well , too long , in fact .
    What our intended style of play is exactly is still a mystery to most of us . But I hope it’s not the “ Ticka Tacka “ rubbish . That would bore my head off . Nothing exciting about it whatsoever .

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