Hammers complete Jacobsen capture

01 September 2010 04:55
West Ham have completed the signing of Denmark right-back Lars Jacobsen from Blackburn after the Premier League approved the deal.[LNB] The move was sealed late on transfer deadline day, but checks were being made to ensure the relevant paperwork was submitted before the 6pm deadline.[LNB]The green light from the Premier League has now been received, meaning the 30-year-old moves to Upton Park on a free transfer.[LNB]Jacobsen has earned 35 caps for his country and played 16 times for Blackburn after joining them on a free transfer from Everton last summer.[LNB]Hammers boss Avram Grant, whose side have shipped nine goals in their opening three Barclays Premier League games, had made recruiting a new right-back a priority.[LNB]Jacobsen began his career at Danish side Odense and and played for Hamburg, FC Copenhagen and Nurnberg before joining Everton two years ago.[LNB]His appearances for the Toffees were limited by a shoulder injury and he was allowed to leave after one season.[LNB]Jacobsen played in all three of Denmark's matches at this summer's World Cup, where they failed to progress from their group.[LNB]

Source: Team_Talk