Jonathan Calleri’s move to West Ham United has so far not gone according to plan and after only six months in London, the 23-year-old is being linked with a move away from the London Stadium with a possible return to São Paulo one of the reported options.
Despite initally finding game time under Slaven Bilic, Calleri has not featured since a victory over Sunderland at the end of October and after failing to impress has now found himself relegated to the reserves.
Arriving at the Hammers as the 2016 Copa Libertadores top scorer, Calleri’s signing promised a great deal but the club and the player are now seeking a way out.
“You arrive at a club and think you will have opportunities. I had some, I didn’t take them and now I have not played for a long time,” Calleri told ESPN Brasil.
“That’s why you always want to go back to a place where you were treated well and São Paulo is that place.
“I have always been in touch with the people from São Paulo because it’s a club that gave me a great opportunity and I was happy there. Obviously I feel like going where they treated me well and the doors were left open for my return,” confirmed the former Boca Juniors striker.
Calleri has played six times in the Premier League, none as a starter, but after missing a number of clear chances, found routes to the first team blocked.
With the transfer window open until the end of January, West Ham will most likely be looking to offload the youngster and although the likes of Sevilla and Inter Milan have previously been mooted, São Paulo is now the preferred destination.