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By RYAN TOLMICH
Doneil Henry’s stint with Apollon Limassol will apparently be a short one.
Henry, signed by the Cypriot club earlier this year before being loaned back to Toronto FC for the 2014 MLS season, has reportedly acquired a work permit ahead of a move to West Ham United.
The 21-year-old defender has been coveted by West Ham manager Sam Allardyce, who revealed that his pursuit of the Canadian international comes following a recommendation from former TFC manager Ryan Nelsen.
Nelsen previously played for Allardyce at Blackburn Rovers.
“We are looking at the situation but it will be a tribunal, work permit situation which will happen next week,” Allardyce said. “He was recommended to me by Ryan Nelsen, my captain at Blackburn who was at Toronto and his is an opinion I respect.”
Henry made 93 appearances for TFC since joining the first team in 2010 while also featuring 10 times for the Canadian national team.
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