West Ham have signed England
international Matt Jarvis from Wolverhampton Wanderers, the
Premier League club announced on Friday.
No fee was disclosed for the 26-year-old, although West Ham
said he was the club's record signing.
The winger's contract runs until 2017, with an option for a
further year, and he could make his Hammers debut against
Swansea on Saturday.
"I'm delighted to have signed," he told the West Ham website.
"It's a fantastic club and I'm pleased to be here. It's a
great club and it's got great history and tradition. I know
about Bobby Moore and the history and tradition that go with
Jarvis will travel with the team to Swansea, having joined
his new team-mates on Friday.
"It'll be straight in and hit the ground running. There's no
time to think about it, you've just got to get on with it, which
is good. I hope to train with the team today and then travel up
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce said Jarvis would add quality
to the team.
"Certainly from an attacking sense he is one of the best
final-third crossers in the Premier League and his stats were
very good at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
"He delivers in the business end of the field and creates a
lot of chances and is a player that can give opposition defences
an awful lot of trouble. We are hoping he will produce that for
Jarvis made his England debut against Ghana last year.
He scored 19 goals in 162 appearances for Wolves, who were
relegated from the Premier League last season, since joining
from Gillingham in 2007.
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