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Luis Boa Morte signs two-year contract at West Ham

Luis Boa Morte in action against Tottenham in Beijing
Boa Morte moved to the Hammers in January 2007

West Ham's Luis Boa Morte has signed a new contract only a month after lambasting co-owner David Sullivan.

The 32-year-old Portuguese midfielder returned in April after nine months out with a serious knee injury.

But in a TV interview in May he criticised Sullivan for "hammering" the players, who were involved in a relegation battle. He later apologised.

Boa Morte, who signed a two-year deal, said he looked forward to working with new manager Avram Grant.

He said: "I am delighted to sign the contract and can't wait to get started. The new manager is going to play an attacking style and I hope to get involved in that.


"I am very happy to be at West Ham and look forward to scoring more goals and doing everything I can for the team."

Boa Morte, who signed for £5m from Fulham in 2007, said: "To be honest I did have more options and more offers from other people, but I wanted to stay here.

"When the season finished a few clubs came to me about signing for them but West Ham believed in me and things are looking positive here."

He added: "We have a new manager and I have seen he has done good things with Chelsea and Portsmouth, reaching major finals twice. The fans also had an impact on my decision to stay and I look forward to playing for them again."

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West Ham sign Fulham's Boa Morte
05 Jan 07 |  West Ham

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