West Ham confirm Jimenez arrival

Slaven Bilic has confirmed that Atletico Madrid striker Raul Jimenez is on the verge of joining West Ham United.

The Hammers are understood to have agreed a season-long loan for the Mexican striker, who recently helped his country to Gold Cup glory, with Los Colchoneros in line for a €1.4m windfall.

“[Raul] Jimenez is close. We hope to get it done [on Friday] or tomorrow but he would not be ready for Sunday’s game,” the manager was quoted as saying by talkSPORT.

“That would be it [for signings] then.”

Jimenez moved to Atleti from Club America last summer but scored just once in 2014-15.

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