West Ham has signed Napoli fullback Pablo Armero on loan until the end of the season, the Italian club has confirmed.
The Colombia international only moved to Napoli a year ago, initially on loan before signing permanently in the summer, but has fallen out of favor under Rafa Benitez.
The 27-year-old, though, had excelled at previous club Udinese, registering 12 assists in the 2011/12 season – only three players, Andrea Pirlo, Fabrizio Miccoli and Sebastian Giovinco, managed more.
West Ham has moved to sign the versatile left-sided player in a bid to bolster a defense that has been decimated by injuries in recent weeks.
Napoli, having secured a deal for Faouzi Ghoulam, confirmed the deal on its official website: “At the same time the SSC Napoli sold Pablo Armero on loan at West Ham until June of this year.”
Partenopei president Aurelio De Laurentiis tweeted: “Good luck Pablo, thanks for your valuable contribution.”
Sam Allardyce has already raided Serie A twice before in the January window, bringing Antonio Nocerino and Marco Borriello to east London from AC Milan and Roma respectively.
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