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Last Updated: Friday, 6 July 2007, 13:14 GMT 14:14 UK
Eastwood completes move to Wolves
Freddy Eastwood in action for Southend
Eastwood had an excellent scoring record at Southend
Freddy Eastwood has signed a four-year deal with Wolverhampton after completing a 1.5m move from Southend.

The 23-year-old striker's switch to Molineux looked to be in doubt earlier this week when Championship rivals Charlton joined in the race.

But Eastwood is convinced he has made the right decision. He said: "Ever since Wolves came in for me, I knew it was going to be a good move.

"Charlton were in and out but I am delighted to be at Wolves."

Eastwood added: "It did go on a bit at the end, although I do feel I have made the right decision.

"I came up for talks with the gaffer and I felt at home straight away.

"When I played at Molineux with Southend last season, we ended up being beaten, but it was a great atmosphere, the kind you get in the Championship, and now I am happy to be with one of the biggest clubs in the division."

Eastwood has scored 49 goals in 111 appearances for the Shrimpers.

Wolves' rivals for Eastwood's signature, Charlton, completed the signing of their third striker of the summer on Wednesday with Svetoslav Todorov coming in on a free transfer to join Chris Iwelumo and Luke Varney.

In addition, Wolves had a bid for Leicester striker Matty Fryatt rejected by Foxes boss Martin Allen.

"We have turned down an offer from Wolverhampton Wanderers for our striker, Matty Fryatt," said Allen.

"The offer was nowhere near high enough."

Eastwood started as a trainee at West Ham and later joined Grays, but it is at Southend that he forged his reputation.

He signed for them permanently after a month on loan in November 2004, scoring 49 league goals for the Shrimpers.

Eastwood scored in the 2-0 victory over Lincoln in the 2005 League Two play-off final and scored twice in the 2-2 draw at Swansea that sealed another promotion the following season.

The striker was set to make his international debut for Wales in June, but was ruled out of the Euro 2008 qualifying clash with the Czech Republic through injury.

Eastwood, who qualifies for Wales through his grandfather, now hopes to win his first cap in August's friendly away to Bulgaria.

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