West Ham close to loan of US defender George John

Updated: 13 January 2012 12:18 IST

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce says the loan of American defender George John from Major League Soccer's FC Dallas should soon be finalized.

West Ham close to loan of US defender George John

London:

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce says the loan of American defender George John from Major League Soccer's FC Dallas should soon be finalized.

Allardyce says on the second-tier club's website that "we're close to the George John deal, which is progressing."

The 24-year-old center back is expected to initially move to Upton Park on loan with an option for a permanent transfer.

John's agent, Ted Philipakos, says on his Twitter feed: "Look for announcement today re USMNT and FC Dallas defender George John move."

West Ham is second in the League Championship standings, behind Southampton on goal difference.



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