West Ham confirm tenth summer transfer deal, he can play on Thursday

West Ham have announced that Jonathan Calleri has completed his long-talked about loan move to the London Stadium.

The Argentine forward has been heavily linked with the Irons over the course of the past few weeks, but a number of factors, including his participation at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, have somewhat put the brakes on his proposed switch.

And with the 22-year-old having been granted international clearance to join the Irons, West Ham have announced the deal for the player, who has now linked up with his new team-mates at Rush Green.

Speaking to West Ham’s official website, he said: “I am very happy to have signed for West Ham,”

“This represents a fantastic new challenge for me and I am really looking forward to it.

“The Premier League is the best league in the world and so I am delighted to have this opportunity to play in such a prestigious league.”

Calleri will be in Slaven Bilic’s squad for Thursday night’s Europa League qualifier against Astra Giurgiu.

The young striker is registered to Uruguayan second division outfit Deportivo Maldonado, but his rights are owned by third party investors.

He’s spent 2016 on loan at Sao Paulo after leaving Boca Juniors.

 


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