Hammers snap up shining Serb striker

West Ham have completed a deal to sign Serbian striker Luka Belic, reports the Metro.

The 19-year old was a free agent after his contract at OFK Belgrade expired, and is free to make a move despite the transfer window closing earlier this month.

The talented attacker was the youngest player to make his debut in Serbian league history at the tender age of 16 back in 2012, and is widely regarded in his homeland.

He’s played at under-17 and under-19 levels for the national side, and is tipped to break the senior set-up in his career.

The teenager holds a Belgian passport, which will help the dreaded work permit process, allowing him to join up with new manager Slaven Bilic and the rest of the squad.

The Hammers have lost Enner Valencia to a long-term injury with only Diafra Sakho and deadline day signing Nikica Jelavic currently the only recognisable options up front, though club record signing Andy Carroll is expected to return from injury over the coming weeks.

The former Liverpool man could be in contention to feature against ex-club Newcastle United, in the Monday night Premier League clash.

 


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