Filed: Friday, 22nd June 2012
By: Staff Writer
Wolverhampton Wanderers have confirmed the signing of striker Frank Nouble on a two-year contract.
Lewisham born Nouble, who arrived at West Ham from Chelsea three years ago next month has joined the Championship club on a free transfer having agreed to mutually terminate his five-year contract two years early.
New Wolves boss Stale Solbakken told wolves.co.uk: "Frank is a player that our scouts have been watching. We think he has qualities that we can develop and with his physical strength and power I feel that he can help us.
"He should be a useful acquisition to the squad and it is a good opportunity for him to come to a stable club and work hard. I think this is a win-win situation for both the club and the player; he is a young guy and he can add to his potential every week."
The 20-year-old, whose capture was considered to be a major coup for West Ham back in 2009 made just six starts for the club in his three years whilst spending time on loan at no less than SEVEN lower league clubs - West Brom, Swindon, Swansea, Barsnley, Charlton, Gillingham and most recently, Barnsley.
His only goal in claret and blue came on the final day of 2011 in a 2-1 defeat at Derby County.
Nouble on West Ham, 2009
"I am really looking forward to showing what I can do. West Ham are renowned for bringing through young players and hopefully I can be in the next batch. I rejected Chelsea and obviously I thank them for what they have done for me, but I am just happy that a club like West Ham came in for me."
Chelsea Fans on Nouble, 2009
"Gutted to see him go and I have no doubt we will see him doing very good things in the future..."
"West Ham have done to us what we have been doing to them for years. This kid is a player who has the ability to become a quality Premiership player."
"Power, pace, finishing; all this and he's only 17/18 years of age. I read somewhere he covers 100m in 10.5 secs - and he is built like a bull. Can only imagine how great he would be at 22-23 and further..."
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