West Ham boss Zola backs Inter midfielder Jiminez to be a big hit for the Hammers
25 June 2009 12:58
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Gianfranco Zola has backed new signing Luis Jiminez to be a success at West Ham.
The Inter Milan midfielder has arrived on a season's loan with a view to a possible permanent move.
'I am pleased that it is now official and Luis Jimenez is with us,' Zola said. 'He is one of those players that has the qualities that West Ham supporters like and I think he will fit very well into our team.'
Zola admitted that the Chilean's enthusiasm during transfer talks convinced him to snap him up.
'I spoke to him about what we are trying to do and he was very excited,' he added.
'That was good to hear because you can tell he just wants to play and do well for West Ham.'
Meanwhile, Carlos Tevez will decide on his future within two weeks, according to his adviser Kia Joorabchian. Chelsea want the Manchester United striker but Joorabchian said Manchester City are best placed tosign him.