West Ham to complete loan transfer deal for Atletico Madrid’s Mexican striker Raul Jimenez

Re-posted from metro.co.uk: This seems to be a big deal in the world of European soccer.

West Ham United Football Club is a professional English soccer team based in Upton Park, England.

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Metro

Mexico striker Raul Jimenez has been heavily linked with West Ham (Picture: AP Photo)

West Ham United are on the verge of signing Atletico Madrid striker Raul Jimenez, according to reports in Spain.

Spanish newspaper AS claim the Hammers have agreed a season long loan deal for the 24-year-old, with the player set to arrive in London in time to face Arsenal on Sunday.

Jimenez, who has scored eight goals for Mexico in 36 games, has struggled to establish himself at the Vicente Calderon Stadium since making an £7.5million move to Madrid from America.

West Ham are desperate to sign a new striker after Enner Valencia was ruled out for 12 weeks after being injured in his side’s Europa League clash with Astra Giurgiu.

The Hammers are already without Andy Carroll, who is expected back at the end of September, and currently have only Diafra Sakho, Modibo Maiga and youngster…

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