West Ham striker deal done, a few days away from playing


Jack Sullivan has today reiterated the fact that Jonathan Calleri has signed for West Ham on a season-long loan.

The club officially confirmed the arrival of the Argentine striker last week but revealed the deal was ‘subject to international clearance.’

That means the 22-year-old is waiting on a work permit before he can officially arrive in England to work – and Sullivan Jnr. revealed this afternoon that this should take a few days before he can be cleared to play for the club.

It’s not yet known whether he will be available to play in the club’s Europa League Playoff meeting with Astra Giurgiu on Thursday night, or even the club’s first Premier League game at the London Stadium against Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon.

The Deportivo Maldonado striker netted seven goals in 19 appearances during a loan spell for Sao Paulo this season, and is one of the most highly-rated strikers in South America.

It’s not yet known what the terms of the loan agreement is, but you’d hope the club have managed to agree an option to buy him at the end of the season if he impressed – much like the one that ensured we bought Manuel Lanzini for peanuts in the summer.

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