Jussi Jaaskelainen (Goalkeeper)
9th Apr 1975 (Mikkeli, Finland)Signed:
14th Jun 2012 (£0)Contract:
1 year (signed June 2014)Previous Club:
Bolton WanderersKUMB Awards:
On 13 June 2012, West Ham confirmed that Jaaskeläinen had agreed personal terms on a one-year deal with an option for a second year. He was once again reunited with former manager Sam Allardyce, under whom he worked for eight years at Bolton Wanderers.
Jaaskeläinen made his debut for West Ham on 18 August 2012 in a 1–0 win against Aston Villa. On 12 April 2013, the option for contract extension was activated, keeping Jääskeläinen with the Hammers until summer 2014.
He played all 38 games of West Ham's 2012-13 season in the Premier League and was named runner-up in the Hammer of the Year. He played 18 games in the next Premier League season before being dropped in January for Adrian.
On 4 June 2014, Jussi signed a new one-year contract extension with West Ham keeping him at the club until the end of the 2014-15 season.