West Ham United Sign Mladen Petric On Free Transfer To Solve Striker Crisis: Daily Soccer Report

West Ham United have signed former Fulham striker Mladen Petric on a free transfer to help solve the striker crisis at Upton Park after it was revealed that Andy Carroll has picked up a new injury.

Fulham manager Martin Jol coached Petric was they were both at Hamburg in the Bundesliga. Last season, Petric scored 5 goals in 10 starts for Fulham.

Petric told the West Ham United club website:

“I’m very happy, excited and looking forward to training with the team and to the first game. I know [the Premier League] and I’m happy to be back in the Premier League, because it’s a fantastic league and I’m really looking forward to being part of this team and this Club.

“There are a lot of good players here and I’m happy to be part of such a good team and I hope we can all celebrate my first goal for West Ham as soon as possible.

“I didn’t speak to Sam [Allardyce] until today but I’ve heard a lot about him and I spoke to Guy Demel, who I know from my time at Hamburg and I’m sure I’ll have a good time here.

“I remember playing at West Ham last year and it was a very tough game for us at Fulham. I think we lost 3-0! It’s not easy to come here [as the away side] and take points away.”

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