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.