By Will Butcher
Jonathan Calleri has decided to leave West Ham after a nightmare stay in east London, according to a reliable journalist.
ESPN Correspondent Dan Kilpatrick revealed on his personal Twitter account that the 23-year-old has decided to leave the Hammers and will head to Spain in search of a deal, with “Sevilla an option”.
Some non-Spurs news: Told Jonathan Calleri has decided to leave West Ham. Will go to Spain this week to find a new club. Sevilla an option.
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) January 15, 2017
Calleri has endured a dismal stay at the London Stadium since his loan move from Uruguayan side Deportivo Maldonado, making just three starts in claret and blue.
Now, it looks like the Argentinian forward has decided to end his season-long loan early by leaving the Hammers. He’s the second striker to depart after Simone Zaza joined Valencia.
With the likes of Andy Carroll, Andre Ayew and Zaza ahead of him in the pecking order during his short stay at West Ham, Calleri was given little chance to impress manager Slaven Bilic.
Making just nine appearances in total, the striker could now be set to join Sevilla for the second half of the 2016-17 campaign if he can strike a deal.
Football Insider verdict:
Calleri’s decision to leave the Hammers will delight fans as he struggled to adapt to the rigours of English football since his move to London. Failing to score a single goal in claret and blue, the striker has jumped ship in order to free up some cash on the West Ham wage bill and that could see a new player come in to replace both Calleri and Zaza. Rumoured to be interested in a number of forwards, Bilic is expected to bring in Scott Hogan from Championship side Brentford after the Scottish star was left out of the Bees’ squad to face Newcastle on Saturday. Bringing in Hogan will be a top piece of business as Calleri and Zaza are axed.
In other West Ham transfer news, this 26-year-old star could be the next signing through the doors at the London Stadium.