17 Jun 2011

West Ham sign Newcastle midfielder Nolan

6:07 pm on 17 June 2011

Midfielder Kevin Nolan has signed a five-year contract with relegated West Ham United after leaving Premier League football club Newcastle United.

No transfer fee was disclosed but media reports said it was worth up to $8 million .

Nolan links up again at the London club with Sam Allardyce, his former boss at Newcastle and Bolton Wanderers, and will captain his new club who went down after finishing bottom of the Premier League last season.

The 28-year-old Nolan, who scored 12 goals last season, could be the ideal replacement for Footballer of the Year Scott Parker who is widely expected to leave the club in the close season.