Hammers end Jimenez's loan

28 January 2010 10:10
West Ham United have decided not to make Luis Jimenez's loan move from Internazionale to Upton Park permanent and the striker has returned to Serie A by signing for Parma. The Hammers agreed to sign the 25-year-old on a season-long loan agreement last summer but he has been a disappointment in England, starting only seven matches for Gianfranco Zola's side, with his last league start coming in November. "I'm happy to go to Parma," said Jimenez. "My experience in the Premier League has not gone as I wanted. "Now I hope to stay for a long time in the same team, although in my career until now I have never been able to do so." Parma's sporting director Pietro Leonardi added: "Jimenez is an important player who will give quality to Parma and will help us to achieve the objective of survival."

Source: ESA