Las Palmas confirm double signing of Argentine duo Jonathan Calleri & Hernán Toledo


It would be fair to say that transfers to Europe for Jonathan Calleri and Hernán Toledo haven’t gone accordingly to plan since leaving Boca Juniors and Vélez Sarsfield respectively but both will get another chance this season with La Liga club Las Palmas confirming their arrival.

Calleri’s complicated third-party ownership with Uruguayan club Deportivo Maldonado saw the 23-year-old endure a frustrating season on-loan with West Ham United, scoring only once while Toledo has spent the past six months back in Argentina with Lanús after Fioretina made it clear opportunities in Serie A would be limited.

Las Palmas have been linked to the pair for a number of weeks but stated on Tuesday via the official website that Calleri and Toledo would be signing on initial loan deals.

Both will arrive in Gran Canaria tomorrow to be officially presented with the hope that the coming season can really push their careers forward.

Calleri had established himself as one of the best attacking prospects in South America after scoring regularly for Boca Juniors and São Paulo but has seen his career falter since the ill-advised third-party transfer and subsequent loan to West Ham.

Toledo will also be keen to answer his critics after moving to Fiorentina so soon after bursting into the Vélez starting eleven and since struggling to get regular playing time. The 21-year-old returned to Argentina this year but failed to make much of an impact with Lanús.

Despite testing years, the pair remain full of potential and if Las Palmas can rebuild confidence and get them playing, it could be a masterstroke.

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