Filed: Thursday, 28th June 2012
By: Staff Writer
Ex-Hammers Julien Faubert and Jordan Brown have been handed new contracts having left West Ham this summer.
The French winger has moved to Turkey in order to join newly-promoted Elazigspor, with whom he has signed a three-year contract - as confirmed by the French winger last night.
Meanwhile youngster Brown, who was heavily tipped to break through to West Ham's first team squad this time last summer has dropped down the football pyramid in order to join League Two Barnet.
Faubert, who spent five years at West Ham having joined the club from French outfit Bordeaux in the summer of 2007 in a £6.1million switch left West Ham on a free transfer at the end of last season, having made 121 appearances in claret and blue.
Speaking via his Twitter account yesterday, he said: "Thanks to all the West Ham fans - true fans - for the support and messages I've received, and come on West Ham in Premier League!"
20-year-old Brown, a left back who failed to make a single first team appearance for West Ham was told to find a new club at the beginning of 2012. He previously spent time on loan at Crewe and Aldershot, and trialled at Gillingham, before landing a permanent contract with the Bees.
Barnet Had Coach Mark Robson - a fellow former Hammer - told his club's website: "Jordan is a player I've known about for a while now. He's had a good upbringing at West Ham - both on and off the pitch.
"He is a very promising player and he was unfortunate not to feature more in the West Ham First Team as he played a few times in their pre-season last year. With all the players they brought in he never really got an opportunity.
But that can only be a good thing for us as I really want to help him develop and prosper as a Bee and I believe he will do that here. I'm very excited to finally get him here as I know there were a few clubs chasing him."
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