Jonathan Calleri scored his first goal for West Ham against Middlesbrough on Saturday, but it could be his last. Canarias7 report that he’s expected in Las Palmas ‘in the next few hours’ to have a medical and complete a switch from West Ham.
Calleri couldn’t have looked much happier with his goal, and it may have been felt West Ham could keep the player around a little longer, to see if he could help between now and the end of the season.
However, the lack of a West Ham fixture between now and the close of the transfer window means Slaven Bilic can’t give Calleri another go to see if he’s turned a corner.
Calleri’s desire to leave has been well documented. Sport Witness revealed in November that Calleri didn’t really want to join West Ham in the first place, and was keen on a quick exit, but Las Palmas hadn’t been his choice either.
Owned by Uruguayan second division club Maldonado, and controlled by investors in that club, Calleri looks like he’s being pushed to Las Palmas because the club have good relations with the investors.
Canarias7 say Calleri will sign for Las Palmas on loan for a season and a half, with a buying option for the Spanish club at the end.