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Bilic confirms Calleri arrival

Filed: Thursday, 11th August 2016
By: Staff Writer

Slaven Bilic has confirmed that West Ham have completed the signing of Argentine Olympic squad member Jonathan Calleri.

Bilic, speaking to the media this morning ahead of the Premier League clash with Chelsea on Monday confirmed that the 22-year-old will arrive at West Ham shortly, following his team's surprise exit from the Olympics overnight at the hands of Honduras, who they needed to beat but could only draw 1-1 with.

“We signed Calleri," he confirmed during this morning's presser. "Unfortunately for him, but good for us, Argentina were knocked out of the Olympics on Wednesday.

"They didn’t pass the group stage so he should be here with us – not today, not tomorrow, but pretty soon, depending on work permit or whatever. We did the deal not a long time ago but not yesterday.

"He is a top striker as well. You need a squad, but it is also about the balance.”

Calleri, who spent the latter half of last season at Sao Paolo in set to join West Ham on a season-long loan.

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