European heavyweights target West Ham 23-year-old - report
By Will Butcher
West Ham forward Jonathan Calleri could cut short his East London loan as Sevilla and CSKA Moscow remain interested, according to a report.
The Sun claimed in Sunday’s edition (page 66) that Calleri is now considering his West Ham future, with his loan from Uruguayan side Deportivo Maldonado set to end in six months.
The 23-year-old striker has endured a miserable start to life in the Premier League at the London Stadium, failing to find the back of the net since his loan move was finalised in the summer.
The Argentine forward has failed to start a Premier League game this season, with the likes of Andre Ayew, Ashley Fletcher, Simone Zaza, Diafra Sakho and Andy Carroll all ahead of him in the pecking order.
The Hammers are likely to enter the January transfer window for a new striker, as Slaven Bilic’s attackers have so far mustered just two goals between them through Fletcher and Sakho.
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With just nine appearances in total, Calleri could look to leave with Sevilla offering Champions League football after Christmas.
Football Insider verdict:
Calleri should jump ship as soon as possible. It is clear to all football fans that he is unable to adapt to English football. There is definitely a possibility that Calleri could adapt in the future, but the Hammers are being dragged into a relegation scrap and need to play players who are proven at this level to drag them out of a woeful situation. A move to either Sevilla or Russian giants CSKA Moscow would more then benefit Calleri. The Spanish and Russian style of football is slow and based around possession, which is what Calleri prefers.
In other West Ham transfer news, the Times claim this Hammers star can leave for a bargain fee.