West Ham move threatened by Spanish champions

West Ham’s move for Argentine striker Jonathan Calleri is now in doubt, according to Spanish media outlet Mundo Deportivo.

Reports suggested that Calleri had agreed a switch to the Hammers, and was just awaiting a work permit in order to move to the Olympic Stadium. However, in that delay for the paperwork, it appears Barcelona have now shone their interest in the 22-year-old, as they look for cover to protect star trio Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar.

Calleri is currently in Brazil for the Olympics, where he has scored from Argentina’s two fixtures so far. But he is used to playing in the country, after joining Sao Paulo recently, after a 10 goal return for Boca Juniors in 2015.

The Hammers announced one new striker already this week, confirming the move of Andre Ayew from Swansea City. The Ghanian, who scored 12 goals last season, will wear the number 20 shirt for Slaven Bilic’s side.

 


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