West Ham announce deal for tenth summer signing is done, problem area addressed

West Ham have announced that a loan deal for Jonathan Calleri has been agreed, with the Argentine set to become the club’s tenth summer signing.

The 22-year-old striker has been heavily aligned with the Hammers over the course of the past few weeks, but a potential move has dragged on for a number of reasons, one being his participation at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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However, with the South American nation having been eliminated, West Ham have announced, via their official website, that a deal for the player has been agreed.

It’s understood that a loan fee and personal terms have been settled for the forward, who will travel to London next week to finalise the move.

Calleri is registered to Uruguayan second division side Deportivo Maldonado, but his rights are owned by third party investors and he’s spent 2016 on loan at Sao Paulo in Brazil.

His addition eases striking concerns at the London Stadium, with Slaven Bilic having been short of options in recent pre-season games.

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