Transfer news

West Ham confident of Pablo Barrera deal

July 9, 2010
By Harry Harris, Football Correspondent

West Ham have confirmed to Soccernet that they expect to sort out a work permit for Mexico winger Pablo Barrera and complete the transfer "in the next seven days."

Pablo Barrera
GettyImagesPablo Barrera has played for Mexican side UNAM since 2005

The Hammers made their move with a £4 million bid to Barrera's club Pumas and co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold have outbid Espanyol and Everton.

Pumas sporting director Mario Trejo said: "I must admit that after analysing the offers of Espanyol, West Ham and Everton, there is one that has convinced us more than the rest."

A host of clubs have been connected to the Mexican including Celtic, Spurs and even Manchester United.