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Zola expects Jimenez to shine

26 Jun 2009 - 08:03:57

West Ham United boss Gianfranco Zola is confident that new signing Luis Jimenez has all the qualities necessary to be a major success in the Premier League.

The 25-year-old Chile international has only been a fringe player at Italian champions Internazionale, but the Hammers boss believes he will be a hit in England.

The former Fiorentina player has only made 13 starts for Inter during his two seasons at the San Siro and spent most of last term on the substitute's bench.

"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," Zola told his club's official website.

"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.

"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.

"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."


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