Grant closes in on Barrera capture

Published Jul. 15, 2010 5:11 a.m. EDT

Barrera, who impressed as an impact substitute at the World Cup, is expected to cost the Hammers a fee in the region of £4million. His current club - UNAM Pumas - revealed at the weekend that Barrera is likely to sign a four-year contract at Upton Park and Grant believes it bodes well for the future of the club. "He is more of a winger and he can play on either side," Grant told Sky Sports News. "He is a very good player and is good for the vision of the club. "We are trying to bring in players of a good age and develop them. He's a good player." Grant has so far only brought in Thomas Hitzlsperger this summer, but is hoping to make further signings in the coming days after the likes of Loic Remy and Tal Ben Haim were linked with West Ham. He added: "We are trying to bring in a few more players that can improve the team, improve the squad. "Our target is to make signings this week, but we cannot talk about them until they are done. In football anything can happen until the last moment."