West Ham have  agreed a loan deal for striker Wellington Paulista from Cruziero according to the Brazilian source Globo and their official website.

It seems a strange move for The Hammers to have taken a chance on the 29 year old, who has no previous top flight experience of European football aside from a brief spell with Spanish second division side Alaves.

After the recent aquisition of Moroccon International Marouane Chamakh on loan from Arsenal, Paulista will join a third loanee in the striker department in the form of Andy Carroll at Upton Park.

The Brazilian to his credit has a decent goalscoring record, where he a total of 29 goals in 54 game for the club since his arrival in 2009 from Botafogo, and has 19 in all competitions so far this season.

The player will travel to London imminently to undergo a medical and finalise his move, and his  Director of Football at Cruziero Alexandre Mattos has wishem him well on the club’s official website

“Cruzeiro is grateful to Wellington, and the great professional that he is. The players always honoured this club, and we like him very much. He has the club’s doors open for the future.”




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