23-year-old to learn his fate: Three things to expect from West Ham in clash v Burnley
By Will Butcher
West Ham go up against Burnley on Sunday in the Premier League’s final fixture of the 2016-17 campaign at Turf Moor.
Here, Football Insider analyses three things to expect from West Ham in their away trip to Lancashire this weekend.
23-year-old to learn fate
Jonathan Calleri is likely to have one more chance to prove to manager Slaven Bilic that he is deserving of a permanent deal at the London Stadium, in what will be his final game of a season-long loan from Uruguayan second division side Deportivo Maldonado. The 23-year-old has scored just one goal during his year stay in east London, which was a deflected effort against Middlesbrough. However, if he finds the back of the net against Burnley, he could be given a permanent deal at the London Stadium to provide cover to the likes of Andy Carroll and Andre Ayew.
Bilic to have last say before talks
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The former Croatia and Besiktas manager is said to be holding talks at the end of the season over where his future lies after a dismal campaign, that has seen the Hammers fail to replicate the successes of last season. West Ham are now down in 12th place and have lost more than double the games they lost in the league last season. Bilic could alter talks in his favour by securing three points against Burnley on Sunday.
Playmaker playing for the shop window
Manuel Lanzini will also have one more chance to show off his talent, after the Daily Mail claimed Merseyside duo Everton and Liverpool are interested in signing the Argentinian. With the summer transfer window approaching, performing to the best of his ability will be the last example to prove he is worthy of a multi-million pound transfer move away from the London Stadium. That could see him thrive, and earn the Hammers all three points against Burnley.
In other West Ham news, Alan Curbishley is unsure over a reported deal for this Premier League forward.