Will Jonathan Calleri wish he was at Brighton?

West Ham United's Jonathan Calleri celebrates scoring their third goal

The Argentine was the subject of ambitious £7 million interest from the Seagulls.

West Ham United's Jonathan Calleri shoots wideWest Ham United's Jonathan Calleri shoots wide

Argentine striker Jonathan Calleri was wanted by plenty of top clubs across Europe over the past two years.

In the end he joined West Ham United on loan at the start of this season, heading to the club on loan from Uruguayan side Deportivo Maldonado.

It has not been a success. The 23-year-old has played 14 times for the club and managed just the one goal, not yet starting in the Premier League.

Of course, he could have gone elsewhere in England, including the ambitious bid from Brighton and Hove Albion to sign him.

The Seagulls had their eyes set on a potential £5 million to bring the player to the club in 2015. They were again linked with his services in January 2016 - with an apparent offer of $10 million [roughly £7 million] reported by Calciomercato.

West Ham United's Jonathan Calleri celebrates scoring their third goalWest Ham United's Jonathan Calleri celebrates scoring their third goal

So would Calleri have been better off at Brighton?

His time at West Ham might suggest so. The Championship however can be a difficult and physical environment, something Calleri has struggled with since his move to England.

Brighton may think they have dodged a bullet, whilst Calleri might be thinking he should have made the move to the South Coast.

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