Jimenez has Zola excited

25 June 2009 09:53
West Ham new-boy Luis Jimenez has been tipped to make a positive impression in England by Gianfranco Zola.[LNB] The Hammers boss completed the capture of the Inter Milan midfielder on a season-long loan deal on Tuesday.[LNB]He is now looking forward to working with the Chile international throughout the 2009/10 campaign.[LNB]"I am pleased that it is now official and Luis Jimenez is with us," Zola told the club's official website.[LNB]"A lot of hard work has gone into the transfer and I am pleased the club have been able to make it happen. It is very good for everyone.[LNB]"He is one of those players that has got the qualities that West Ham supporters like and I think he will fit very well into our team.[LNB]Recharged"I am sure he will settle well into the Premier League and we will do our best to welcome him and make him feel at home.[LNB]"We have a couple of weeks before we start pre-season but I am very excited about coming back. We have all been resting and recovering and I have no doubt we will all be recharged and ready to start the new season."[LNB]Zola has also revealed that he called Jimenez personally in an effort to persuade the South American star to take on a new challenge at Upton Park.[LNB]"I have spoken to him about what we are trying to do and he was very enthusiastic and excited about coming to us," he added.[LNB]"That was good to hear because you can tell he just wants to play and do well for West Ham.[LNB]"I am sure he will be a success. He is a quality player and quality players always do well, especially with the way we try to play football. It should prove a good move for everyone."[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports