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West Ham boss gives update on potential summer signing

Jonathan Calleri hasn’t had the 2016/17 season he would have been hoping for at West Ham with the Argentine expected to make a decent impact at the club after arriving on loan from his home continent.

The 23-year-old’s rights are owned by Uruguayan outfit Deportivo Maldonado, but his complicated contract saw him on loan at Sao Paulo last term after being purchased from Boca Juniors.

Since his arrival in London, Calleri has made just 11 league appearances – all as a substitute – scoring one goal in the process, which came vs. Middlesbrough in January.

With the days ticking down to the opening of the summer transfer window the striker’s status at the club appears unclear and when quizzed on his situation and the player’s long-term future at West Ham, Bilic refused to rule out a transfer:

“We will see.” He is quoted by Football.London. “He is a very good professional, a very good boy. He hasn’t played a lot, but he never dropped one per cent of energy in training. He is great to have around and training like he’s playing every week, he’s doing his best and he deserves a chance.

“He came on against Swansea and did well, he is good to have.”

Calleri had a good scoring record in both Argentina and Brazil with Boca and Sao Paulo, averaging close to a goal every other game.

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