West Ham United secured their sixth summer signing today when they confirmed the capture of Paraguay international defender Fabian Balbuena from Brazilian side Corinthians.
Hammers Director of Football Mario Husillos has been speaking to the clubs official website and he welcomed the highly rated centre-back to the London Stadium, while he also revealed that he believes the 26-year-old has all the attributes required to succeed in the Premier League:
“We welcome Fabian to West Ham United. He is somebody we have monitored for a long time and we are very pleased to have taken the opportunity to sign him.
“He is a player of great strength, character and personality. To be captain of Corinthians, one of the biggest clubs in South America, requires a very strong mentality, and he also has international experience with Paraguay.
“He has won many individual honours and was often named one of the best central defenders in Brazil for his statistics.
“We believe he will improve our squad and our defensive qualities. He is the perfect age – a player for the present and the future – and he can be a very important player for many years at West Ham.”
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