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And Papa makes nine

Filed: Tuesday, 30th August 2011
By: Staff Writer

West Ham have confirmed the arrival of Papa Bouba Diop on a free transfer.

KUMB.com revealed yesterday afternoon that United were set to sign the Senegalese international ahead of the transfer window after he successfully trialled at the club earlier in the month.

And whufc.com confirmed tonight that the deal has been completed, after the 33-year-old's work permit application was rubber-stamped earlier in the day.

Diop, who featured for Ian Hendon's development XI in a 3-1 victory over Brentford at Little Heath this lunchtime revealed that he was delighted to be joining the club.

"I am very happy today. I enjoyed playing again and it is good to be here to sign," he told whufc.com. "I want to help West Ham go up and I hope we can be successful.

"English football is the best in the world. I have come here to work hard and give 100 per cent in every game I play for West Ham United. I want to show the people I am back again."

To see pictures of Papa in action during today's game against Brentford, visit the KUMB.com forum.

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by Daniel
07:22PM 30th Aug 2011
''Once again, KUMB.com on the money. Let's hope Diop provides adequete cover.''

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