Once again, West Ham are mentioned as the most likely destination for Jonathan Calleri. After the Brazilian media said the Hammers were close to signing the striker, now it’s Portuguese newspaper A Bola who claims it, in their Tuesday edition.
Their take on the story is because Porto would also be interested. A Bola says the 22-year-old would ‘fit like a glove’ at the Portuguese side, but the competition from West Ham is what makes it difficult.
The story describes West Ham’s economic offer as “impossible to match” and say the player should be heading to London instead.
Their information is very similar to what Globo Esporte published this Monday. The Portuguese papers always keep an eye on the Brazilian press, so it’s hard to know how original their claims are.
Jonathan Calleri currently belongs to Maldonado, an Uruguayan club used by agents only to make profitable transfers. After a six-month loan spell at São Paulo, the striker is now waiting for his next destination, as playing for Maldonado is not an option.
These agents bought him from Boca Juniors for €11m, so the transfer to Europe should cost much more than that.
Sevilla and Inter Milan are also said to be in the race for the striker.