Could Jonathan Calleri tempt Carlos Tevez back to West Ham?

Carlos Tevez celebrates scoring the second goal for West Ham United

Carlos Tevez loves playing alongside Jonathan Calleri.

Carlos Tevez celebrates scoring the second goal for West Ham UnitedCarlos Tevez celebrates scoring the second goal for West Ham United

Carlos Tevez was only at West Ham for a short while, but made a big impact. He was the driving force behind their Premier League survival in 2006/07, and became a cult hero in the process.

He went onto prove his talent by helping Manchester United win the Champions League in 2008, and also winning the title with Manchester City.

West Ham would dearly love to have him back one day, even if a return is not in Tevez's immediate plans.

Yet the addition of Jonathan Calleri on loan - if he signs permanently - could perhaps tempt Tevez into a short stint at the London Stadium.

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Calleri and Tevez played together briefly for Boca Juniors, and struck up an impressive partnership, and the ex-Premier League ace was a big fan of West Ham's new additon.

Speaking to Terra, earlier this year, he bemoaned the exit of his teammate. He said: "It kills me that we do not have another 9. I can play well, but not be able to give my 100% to the team.

"When playing with Calleri, he disputed the ball with defenders. Now this is left to me. Calleri did the dirty work for me and made it easier."

Their partnership was praised by former Argentine international Juan Roman Riquelme, who told Clarin, "Calleri is good. He released Tevez and is helping Carlos a lot."

Carlos Tevez celebrates scoring the first goal for West Ham UnitedCarlos Tevez celebrates scoring the first goal for West Ham United

Tevez is always a player who has simply wanted to enjoy his football, quitting Juventus last summer to return to boyhood club Boca.

The Sun reported earlier this summer that he rejected an approach to return to West Ham despite being offered lucrative wages.

Yet if Calleri works out and signs permanently with the Hammers next season, and Tevez continues to miss playing alongside him, West Ham may have a chance of tempting him back for one more year, to finish what he started in East London.

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