Having already secured five high-profile summer signings, this is turning out to be one of our most successful and exciting transfer windows. That said, the spending seems poised to continue as we’re closing in on the signing of Corinthians defender Fabian Balbuena.
According to Football London, we’ve activated the defender’s release clause, and the Paraguayan is poised to become our sixth summer signing. It is believed that the defender’s release clause is £4M, which could prove to be excellent business from the club.
Here’s how the West Ham fans have reacted to the news on Twitter.
— West Ham News/Views (@WHUFC_News_6) July 6, 2018
He’s now the guvnor. Welcome to the east end ⚒
— Dave Lambourne (@Lambo1966) July 6, 2018
He's a Pellegrini pick no doubt
— R. Jones ☆ (@RockyWhu) July 6, 2018
Solid CB. Good in the air, has solid positioning and is fairly quick. Give him time to adapt and he’ll be solid.
— D???????? (@Deny106_) July 7, 2018
Ryan Fredericks ✅
Issa Diop ✅
Lukasz Fabianski ✅
Jack Wilshere ✅
Andriy Yarmolenko ✅
Fabian Balbuena ????
Felipe Anderson ????
— West Ham News/Views (@WHUFC_News_6) July 11, 2018
West Ham have an agreement to sign Paraguay international centre back Fabian Balbuena from Corinthians. The 26 year old is contracted to 2021 and is said to have a release clause in the region of £3.5m, should the 4 year deal go through it could very well prove to be a bargain. pic.twitter.com/LTSSV69xPy
— WHUFC Bulletin (@whufcbulletin) July 7, 2018
Haven't seen him much but seems be a passer tackler well rounded & for loan few these days could be shrewd sign! Hopefully can play LCB.
Wouldn't mind his Intl teammate Miguel Alimiron either????
— Joshua (@SchroerJr) July 7, 2018
The 26-year-old is exceedingly experienced having represented a whole host of South American clubs. Also, he’s amassed 17 goals at club level throughout his career, which is a truly magnificent total for a defender. The defender is regarded for his refined passing ability, his ability to dictate aerial battles and his unwavering concentration. He would be a good addition.
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