BRIAN SCIARETTA - Friday, January 13, 2012
Today it was announced that FC Dallas George John will join West Ham United on loan but the English Championship club will have an option to buy the US national team central defender.

John, 24, will be loaned to West Ham until March first and the club will have until March 1 to decide if they want to purchase him on a full transfer.

Should West Ham exercise their right to purchase, the deal will then run through the 2014-2015 season with the club holding an additional option for one more year.

"George John is heading to West Ham on loan with an option to buy," West Ham agent Ted Philipakos told YA. "They have until March 1 to decide to buy him."

John will not play this weekend for West Ham in their game against Portsmouth. He currently holds a Greek passport so is eligible for a work permit.

West Ham currently sit in second place in the Championship and are contenders to be promoted this year.
Tuesday January 17, 2012 9:17 am
@red, John could still play for Greece, he's not cap tied to the US yet.
Monday January 16, 2012 12:48 pm
eurofan, have a little foresight. West Ham is well on its way to being promoted to the premier league, and don't look like the confused and banged up side that was relegated. Any American signings by West Ham at this point is a very good thing. It's probably the easiest way to get in the mix for a starting spot in the most competitive league in the world.
Sunday January 15, 2012 4:33 pm
west ham sucks, I mean come on really? west ham a championship team?? so much for the player that everyone talks about going to a championship team instead of a real quality team that play in the EPL...must not be that good after all
Friday January 13, 2012 4:37 pm
hopefully they can continue their run of form and jump back into the EPL. That would help John and the USNT.

Same with Ream if he goes to Bolton, I hope they can surive, even over teams that I may like better than Bolton.

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