Hammers sign Downing

Last updated : 24 August 2013 By Plymouth_hammer

The Englishman joins the Hammers on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee after completing a medical.

Downing becomes Sam Allardyce’s fifth summer signing after the captures of Razvan Rat, Adrian, Danny Whitehead and former team-mate at Anfield, Andy Carroll.

Speaking to the official site Downing admitted he could not wait to get started.  “I’m very excited.  It’s a great opportunity for me being here, it’s a great Club and I’m really excited to get going.

“I’m ready and I’m fit for the first game against Cardiff City.  I’ve played a decent few games for Liverpool in pre-season, so there will be no problems on that front.

“It’s all happened quickly, but I’m really excited and hoping to play a part on Saturday.”