Deportivo Coruna’s Argentine midfielder Lionel Scaloni has joined West Ham United on loan for the rest of the season.

West Ham confirmed Scaloni had signed a short-term deal just before Tuesday night’s transfer deadline.

The 27-year-old has been with Depor since the 1997-8 season, but has made only limited appearances this season.

As cover for the departed Scaloni, Depor have taken Sevilla’s Francisco Gallardo on loan until the end of the season.

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