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Thursday, 18 May, 2000, 14:39 GMT 15:39 UK
Hammers wrap up Kanoute deal

Frederic Kanoute will be staying at Upton Park
West Ham have completed the 4m signing of French international striker Frederic Kanoute from Lyon.

Hammers chairman Terence Brown flew to France last Friday to finalise terms for the 23 year-old, who has signed a four-year deal.

Kanoute has already had a spell on loan this season at Upton Park, making nine Premiership appearances and scoring two goals.



We welcome Frederic Kanoute to Upton Park and wish Marc-Vivien Foe every success with Lyon

West Ham managing director Paul Aldridge
West Ham's managing director Paul Aldridge said: "I'm sure our supporters will be delighted we've signed Freddie and that he will be a valuable asset to the team."

Midfielder Marc-Vivien Foe has moved in the opposite direction for 6m.

Foe was sent off in last Sunday's goalless draw with Leeds for stamping on Matthew Jones.

Aldridge said that although Kanoute was a great signing for the club he was sorry to lose Foe, but pointed out it had always been the player's intention to return to France.

"We welcome Freddie to Upton Park and wish Marc every success with Lyon," Aldridge said.

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