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Last Updated: Tuesday, 27 July, 2004, 08:41 GMT 09:41 UK
Hammers sign Rebrov
Sergei Rebrov
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Former Spurs striker Sergei Rebrov has been granted a work permit after moving to West Ham on a free transfer.

The 30-year-old cost Tottenham 11m from Dynamo Kiev four years ago but fell out of favour at White Hart Lane.

Rebrov spent last season on loan at Fenerbahce but returned to England and was allowed to train with West Ham.

He has been impressed by the clubs's set up and told the Hammers website: "I have high expectations of getting the team back to the Premiership."

Spurs granted Rebrov a free transfer on his return to the club, and he will now link up with former team-mate Teddy Sheringham.

"He has looked very sharp and I know he can certainly score goals and create them," said Sheringham.

Hammers boss Alan Pardew also believes Rebrov will prove a valuable acquisition.

Whenever I got the chance I watched West Ham
Sergei Rebrov
"When Sergei became a free agent I thought with his reputation, record and skill we would be foolish not to have a look at him," Pardew said.

"It quickly became apparent that he had a feel for this club and would be a great asset to the squad."

Rebrov revealed he was already a fan of the club from his time in London.

"I knew all about the club and enjoyed the way they played," he said.

"Whenever I got the chance I watched West Ham on television and at Upton Park.

"I was impressed by the great atmosphere at Chadwell Heath and the way I was welcomed by the players and staff.

"I also liked the way Alan Pardew spoke to me about the team, his commitment and determination to bring success to the club."

Rebrov will make his debut on Saturday against Anderlecht in a pre-season friendly at Upton Park.

Sheringham joins West Ham
14 Jul 04  |  West Ham Utd

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