Video: Callieri’s magical skills


Jonathon Callieri’s arrival at the club should excite a lot of people as the video above demonstrates.

Ok,  we know videos of player highlights can be misleading but the fact that Barcelona were interested and that he has been a part of the Argentine side at the Olympics is hugely encouraging.

And those who have taken a close up look at the player claim he has skill to burn and can become a big PL player.

ClaretandHugh was sent this message from FB group member Jon Clements who commented: “I was in Rio last week for the Olympics and saw him play against Portugal.

“He got very little service but when he did get the ball he looked a real handful. Big, strong, holds the ball up well and can play. He showed some great touches. I think he’ll be a great signing.”

Jon quipped: “When we send him back to Argentina after 1 goal in 27 games I’ll be deleting this comment.”

We think Callieri is set to become a star!

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • CaliforniaHammer27 says:

    Do we have first pick to sign him after his loan period, I haven’t read anything about an option to sign him if he performs well??

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    If he can adjust to our culture I think he will be a real handful. On the subject of transfers Lamina Kone has asked to leave Sunderland he would be a great signing for us, also Shweinsteiger at Man U they want to lose him so see if we can get him…

  • IAmTheAustin says:

    I’m not so sure I’m keen on Calleri yet. All of his highlight goals were:
    1. Defense bad passes
    2. Goalie mistakes
    3. Passes/crosses from teammates (which is fine)

    None of his goals really were individual efforts creating the play to score the goal. Just seemed more of a fox in the box with his finishing. I wish the man the best of luck and proves to us he is a true hammer. COYI

    • Dunlopilo says:

      Being a forward you cannot expect him to grab the ball in defence, dribble 35 people all the way up the pitch and lob the goalkeeper. Think how many goals are scored as a result of defensive or goalkeeper mistakes. Most of them. You only get people like Messi who create actions out of nothing every once in a while. That is what makes such players exceptional. While Callieri is probably not exceptional, let’s see what he really has under the bonnet. Who knows, he can perhaps become a super striker.

  • Dunlopilo says:

    Hard to say anything definitive, as others pointed out, by just watching a video with picked actions. I do however feel he is going to be a club and fan favourite. Plus, he should not be too homesick because several teammates speak Spanish, and that helps.

    Time will tell.

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