West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan expects new signing Jonathan Calleri to hit the ground running and become one of the club’s top scorers for the campaign.
The young Argentinian forward has signed for the club on a season long loan after receiving international clearance.
Sullivan believes that Calleri could follow in the footsteps of fellow Argentinian signings Manuel Lanzini and former Hammer Carlos Tevez:
“He’s a top player and was the leading goalscorer this season in the Copa Libertadores, the South American version of the Champions League.
“He is the immediate back up for Argentina who are the number one rated team in the world.
“He showed his quality at the Olympic Games for Argentina this summer and will be another great addition to the squad.
“We have a great track record of signing players from Argentina with Carlos Tevez and Manuel Lanzini becoming big players at West Ham United. It would be great if Jonathan could follow in their footsteps.
“We expect him to be one of our top goalscorers this season.” Sullivan told whufc.com.
With Andre Ayew picking up a muscle injury against Chelsea, Jonathan Calleri could be in line to make his Premier League debut against Bournemouth this Saturday. Andy Carroll looked isolated at Stamford Bridge and Slaven Bilic may relish the chance of having another striker to partner Carroll in the Hammers’ attack.