Filed: Tuesday, 1st July 2008
By: Staff Writer
The summer transfer window officially opens for business today.
Whilst a number of deals have already been struck none can be finalised until today as July 1st marks the opening of the Premier and Football League's transfer window. League clubs now have just under nine weeks in which to strengthen their squads for the forthcoming 2008/09 campaign.
Whilst close neighbours Tottenham have already been busy preparing for the new season, landing key targets such as Dos Santos and Modric, West Ham United are yet to announce any new signings - despite having been linked with literally scores of players since the end of the 2007/08 season. But despite cautionary words from the board in recent weeks, that looks set to change with strong rumours regarding at least one or two possible new arrivals.
With no new arrivals in the last transfer window (January) it is now 10 months since the Hammers signed a player (Nobby Solano and Henri Camara on 31st August 2007, both no longer with the club). But while a number of new players are likely to join the club, Alan Curbishley will be looking to offload even more in order to trim his burgeoning squad.
The transfer window closes on August 31st. You can catch up on all the latest Hammers transfer rumours here.
Alan Curbishley's signings
Craig Bellamy (Liverpool): £7.5m
Scott Parker (Newcastle): £7m
Julien Faubert (Bordeaux): £6.1m
Kieron Dyer (Newcastle): £6m
Matthew Upson (Birmingham): £6m
Luis Boa Morte (Fulham): £5m
Freddie Ljungberg (Arsenal): £3m
Calum Davenport (Tottenham): £3m
Nigel Quashie (WBA): £2m
Lucas Neill (Blackburn): £1m
Nobby Solano (Newcastle): Free Transfer
Richard Wright (Everton): Free Transfer
Henri Camara (Wigan): Loan
Kepa Blanco (Seville): Loan
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