West Ham United are delighted to confirm the signing of
Paraguay international Fabian Balbuena.
The defender has joined the Irons from Campeonato
Brasileiro Serie A side Corinthians for an undisclosed fee,
penning a three-year deal.
A powerful centre-back with an eye for goal, Balbuena has
enjoyed success in Brazil and his home nation of Paraguay,
and will now test himself in the Premier League.
“I’m really excited for this new challenge and my target is
to meet the demands of the Premier League,” the 26-year-
old said.
“Obviously to be at West Ham is an extra motivation, and I
want to do my best to help the team.”
Director of Football Mario Husillos is delighted with
Balbuena’s signing and believes the defender will prove to
be a worthy addition to the West Ham squad.
Husillos said: “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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