Former Fulham striker Mladen Petric has joined Premier League outift West Ham United on a deal that will see him stay at the club until the end of the season.
Sam Allardyce, the Hammers boss, has been chasing a striker after £15 million striker Andy Carroll has been plagued with injury. West Ham looked to sign former player Carlton Cole but the 29 year old was denied a move back due to lack of fitness.
A fresh foot injury to Andy Carroll could keep him out till the new year, this could mean some first team football for Petric. Petric spent a year at Craven Cottage but was released at the end of last season, he told the club’s official 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.”
James Moss – @JMoss_13