James Collins (Defender)
23rd Aug 1983 (Newport, Wales)Signed:
1st Aug 2012 (£2,000,000)Contract:
2 years (signed December 2015)Previous Club:
Aston VillaKUMB Awards:
Most Improved Player 2006/07, (third place) 2014/15, 2015/16; Most Missed (runner up) 2009/10.
The boy from Newport arrived at West Ham along with Danny Gabbidon as part of a double swoop on Cardiff by Alan Pardew in July 2005.
Having been sold to Aston Villa as part of West Ham's cost-cutting exercise three years later he returned to West Ham in the summer of 2012 as one of Sam Allardyce's eleven transfer window signings.