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.”
Here are today’s world soccer news headlines:
- West Ham United sign Mladen Petric on free transfer to solve striker crisis — West Ham United
- Old Trafford road to be named after former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson — The Star
- Is Glen Johnson’s injury a small blessing in disguise for Liverpool? — Soccerlens
- Newcastle offer Hatem Ben Arfa new contract to ward off Liverpool interest — Metro
- Manchester United wait on Phil Jones’s fitness for Crystal Palace game — The Guardian
- Police step up security for Manchester derby in bid to prevent disorder of last season — Telegraph
- Everton welcome back David Unsworth as new under-21 assistant manager — Liverpool Echo
- Premier League release record-breaking season ticket sales figures — Metro
- The disappearing Shinji Kagawa — ESPN FC
- Sheffield Wednesday eye loan move for England U21’s and Stoke’s Jack Butland — The Mail
- European leagues tell FIFA not to rush 2022 World Cup decision — Sky Sports
- Gianluigi Buffon: from depression to Italy’s record books — The Guardian
- European clubs set to agree on winter switch for 2022 World Cup — Sky Sports
- Just like Spain, I truly believe England will come good — Evening Standard
- Roy Hodgson compares England World Cup qualifier against Ukraine to ‘cup final’ — The Guardian
- Robert Lewandowski returns to Dortmund early after injury — Borussia Dortmund
- Chelsea’s Ramires asks Dante to apologise to Bayern’s Mario Gotze for Super Cup injury — ITV
- Serie A wages at lowest level since 2009 — ESPN FC
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