Filed: Tuesday, 21st June 2011
By: Staff Writer
Portuguese centre half Manuel Da Costa is joining Russian club Locomotiv Moscow on a permanent contract.
The 25-year-old is set to put pen to paper on a four-year deal with the Russian Premier League outfit after just two years in east London.
He will play at the Lokomotiv Stadium alongside another former Hammer, Victor Obinna, who signed a permaent deal with Loko just last week.
The deal that takes Da Costa to Russia is reported to be worth just €1.5million - around half the valule placed on Da Costa when he came to the Boleyn Ground in exchange for Savio Nsereko in 2009.
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07:29AM 22nd Jun 2011
''He had some rough edges and some naiive tendencies at times but dissapointed to see him go. Thought he could have torn it up in the Championship.''
12:12AM 22nd Jun 2011
''Why? For such a meagre amount. It smacks of the Diamanti fiasco. Da Costa would have been a giant in the Championship, especially at set pieces. Isn't that BFS's speciality?
Lets hope we start to sign some players soon or we'll be scrambling for signatures after five games have already been played.''
by WH Winegarden
11:35PM 21st Jun 2011
''Will there be anyone left to play for the Hammers come the start of the season? I mean, I thought a few players would depart, and we do have a large squad, but seriously will we have 11 players come the kick-off of the season? And if we do, will any of them be of the quality needed to get out of the Championship?''
08:14PM 21st Jun 2011
''One of the few players I would have liked to stay.''
by g portugal
07:58PM 21st Jun 2011
''Good move for West Ham - exactly the kind of player that got us relegated: average skill, bad tempered and in trouble with the law. Good riddance.''