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Last Updated: Tuesday, 3 February, 2004, 23:01 GMT
West Ham sign McAnuff
Jobi McAnuff
McAnuff joins three former team-mates at Upton Park
West Ham have completed the signing of Jobi McAnuff - the fourth player to join the Hammers from Wimbledon this season.

The 22-year-old winger, who moves to Upton Park for an an undisclosed fee, joins former Dons Nigel Reo-Coker, Adam Nowland and David Connolly.

"He is a great prospect and a confident lad," said West Ham boss Alan Pardew.

"He was another player that really wanted to come to us, which really appealed to me."

Pardew has also added Monaco midfielder Sebastien Carole and Tottenham striker Bobby Zamora to his squad this week, with Jermain Defore heading to White Hart Lane.

In some ways we have done to Wimbledon what Premier League clubs have done to us
Alan Pardew,
West Ham boss
McAnuff will battle with Carole and Marlon Harewood for a place on the right side of midfield.

"He has got fantastic speed and unlocks doors, and really causes defences a problem as he travels with the ball quickly," Pardew told the club's official webiste.

"I think he he is another player West Ham fans are going to enjoy and we now have three options on the right hand side, when we had none before."

McAnuff admitted it made the move easier knowing there would be some familiar faces from day one.

"I spoke to Adam and Nigel and they were singing the praises of everything at the club, from the manager to how training is, and how the ground here was such a good atmosphere with a packed house and a great occasion on Saturday.

"It is a definite challenge, one I am really looking forward to, and I know Adam and Nigel are as well - we can't wait to get our teeth into it."

Pardew admitted he had sympathy for Wimbledon boss Stuart Murdoch, who has been forced to sell players while the club is under administration.

"In some ways we have done to them what Premier League clubs have done to us, but that is how it is, I'm afraid, and Stuart knows that."

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