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Calleri completes Hammers move




Jonathan Calleri receives international clearance to complete season-long loan move
Twenty-two-year-old arrives from Uruguayan club Deportivo Maldonado
Argentina Olympic striker has netted 39 goals in 90 appearances over last two seasons

West Ham United are delighted to announce that exciting Argentine striker Jonathan Calleri has completed his season-long loan move to east London.

The 22-year-old has received international clearance and joined his new teammates in training at Rush Green on Tuesday.

Calleri, who has arrived from Uruguayan club Deportivo Maldonado after prolific spells with Argentine giants Boca Juniors and Brazilian side Sao Paulo, is in Slaven Bilic’s squad for Thursday’s UEFA Europa League play-off round tie with Astra Giurgiu and cannot wait to get started.

“I am very happy to have signed for West Ham,” said the new No28, who finished as leading scorer in the 2015 Copa Libertadores – South America’s equivalent of the UEFA Champions League – for Sao Paulo. “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 arrives ready to make an immediate impact after playing and scoring for his country at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

After netting 39 goals in 90 appearances over the last two seasons, the forward is hungry to hit the net on a regular basis in Claret and Blue.

While it may take some overseas stars time to settle in English football, Calleri is willing to make all the sacrifices necessary to ensure he is a success on this side of the Atlantic.

“It is a new chapter for me and so I am excited to get started here and to fit in as quickly as possible, so that I can be as useful as possible to my new teammates and manager,” he insisted.

“These are exciting times for me personally and I am motivated to adapt my game to this new environment.

“I am a player who always tries to work as hard as I can and to do my best for the team.”

Born in Buenos Aires, Calleri started his career with Primera Division side All Boys, making his senior debut at the age of 19 in August 2013.

The young forward’s ability and promise attracted the attention of Argentina’s biggest clubs and it was no surprise when legendary South American coach Carlos Bianchi took him to Boca Juniors in July 2014.

There, Calleri netted his first goal on his second start at Estudiantes before celebrating his 20th birthday with the winner against local rivals Racing Club.

The busy South American fixture list saw Calleri amass an impressive 53 appearances, 21 goals and eleven assists in a successful 18-month spell with Boca that saw him win the Primera Division and Copa Argentina double in late 2015.

The exciting youngster joined Uruguayan club Deportivo Maldonado in January 2016 and was soon loaned to Brazilian giants Sao Paulo.

Calleri spent six months in southern Brazil, scoring 16 goals in 30 appearances, including an impressive nine in 12 Copa Libertadores ties as Sao Paulo reached the semi-finals.

He will become the sixth Argentine to play for West Ham after Lionel Scaloni, Javier Mascherano, Carlos Tevez, Mauro Zarate and current star Manuel Lanzini.

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Tomshardware 7:13 Mon Aug 29
Re: Jonathan Calleri
Needs a goal to settle him in. Worst thing that happened was missing his chance against Bournemouth.

eusebiovic 7:07 Mon Aug 29
Re: Jonathan Calleri
I know he has missed a few sitters but it was a bit harsh throwing him in as soon as he arrived...

He has potential but needs to be introduced little by little to gage whether he can cut it

bowboy 7:02 Mon Aug 29
Re: Jonathan Calleri
I like that, well spotted stewey.

stewey 4:54 Mon Aug 29
Re: Jonathan Calleri
Standing next to the crest on the wall in that pic it looks like he just plastered and painted it

gph 4:53 Mon Aug 29
Re: Jonathan Calleri
Interesting that Argentine Castilian seems to be miles further away from Spanish Castilian than American English is from British English.

gph 4:46 Mon Aug 29
Re: Jonathan Calleri
Reactions not quite good enough to divert it into the net, which was NOT where it was heading before he touched it - not that it mattered since he was offside.

From memory, I don't think he could have got back on side, either.

bowboy 4:31 Mon Aug 29
Re: Jonathan Calleri
It was never going in. Criticize him if you must but be fair.

gph 4:16 Mon Aug 29
Re: Jonathan Calleri
http://www.pronouncenames.com/search?name=Wilfredo+Caballero

Trevor B 3:52 Mon Aug 29
Re: Jonathan Calleri
Deffo heading wide, they showed a couple of angles.

Far Cough 3:47 Mon Aug 29
Re: Jonathan Calleri
That shot wasn't going in, they showed a replay from behind the goal that showed it going wide of the post

Fifth Column 3:46 Mon Aug 29
Re: Jonathan Calleri
Flicking the goal bound shot from Fletcher that had been heading into an empty net, whilst he was in an offside position was possibly his lowest moment so far. I can forgive missing chances but that was effectively a goal line clearance for City. Idiot.

He may improve.

Trevor B 3:42 Mon Aug 29
Re: Jonathan Calleri
Bellushi? Passarella? Boselli?

Trevor B 3:36 Mon Aug 29
Re: Jonathan Calleri
And Cabashero?

NEVER SAY DIE 3:23 Mon Aug 29
Re: Jonathan Calleri
Alex V 1:34 Mon Aug 29

He's not the only one, both Nordtveit and Tore have struggled with the pace of the game thus far as well

Far Cough 3:16 Mon Aug 29
Re: Jonathan Calleri
*Wilfredo

With one L

Far Cough 3:12 Mon Aug 29
Re: Jonathan Calleri
Willy isn't his name is it, it's a shortened form of Wilfried so doesn't have to follow Argie pronunciation rules

Trevor B 2:55 Mon Aug 29
Re: Jonathan Calleri
What about Wishy Cabashero?????

kirok1 2:39 Mon Aug 29
Re: Jonathan Calleri
Oh, ok.
Online Argentine pronounciation said LL as usual.
No worries. Just thought it was another PC nut gone mad.

gph 2:30 Mon Aug 29
Re: Jonathan Calleri
Argentinian Spanish pronounces "ll" as "zh", the sound "s" has in "pleasure".

See Leicester's Ulloya.

kirok1 2:24 Mon Aug 29
Re: Jonathan Calleri
Why was commentator calling him Caggeri yesterday?

ragingbull 1:40 Mon Aug 29
Re: Jonathan Calleri
He needs at least half a season to see what he's about.

Valencia should have gone last season.

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