West Ham loanee hailed latest performance of former teammate.

As West Ham earned a 2-2 draw against Liverpool at the weekend, summer signing Jonathan Calleri did not even warrant a place on the bench.

The Hammers striker is currently on loan but has made little to no impression so far, despite hopes he would emulate his former Boca Juniors teammate Carlos Tevez by becoming a cult hero at the club.

West Ham United’s Jonathan Calleri shoots wide

Tevez meanwhile may be 32, but is still a big game player, proving so last night by helping Boca beat bitter rivals River Plate in Argentina’s Super Clasico.

He scored twice in a 4-2 win, a match which could be his last game against River, with a potential transfer switch to China looming. 

Football Soccer – Argentine First Division – River Plate v Boca Juniors

His contribution caught the attention of pal Calleri, who took to Twitter to hail the former Premier League striker’s performance.

Tevez himself had a slow start at West Ham before coming good, and it would take a quite remarkable turnaround in fortunes for Calleri to emulate him.

Carlos Tevez celebrates scoring for West Ham United

The 23-year-old has made three starts in the cups for West Ham and six substitute appearances, and is yet to score. 

Reports emerged last week that Calleri could depart in January, with Spanish side Sevilla claimed by The Sun to be at the front of the queue.

With West Ham likely to want to bring in another striker to solve their dire record up front, getting Calleri off their books is surely inevitable and necessary.

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