Zamora set for Cottage move

14 July 2008 09:57
Fulham are close to completing the signing of Bobby Zamora with the West Ham United striker undergoing a medical at Craven Cottage. Last week the Cottagers agreed fees with the Hammers for Zamora and team-mate John Paintsil. Zamora looks set to be the first to officially sign for Fulham after agreeing personal terms with Roy Hodgson's side over the weekend. The former Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton striker was given permission to leave Upton Park after a disappointing last season where he found the net just once in 14 appearances Zamora scored 30 goals in 130 league appearances in total for the Hammers following his arrival from Spurs in 2004. The 27-year-old's arrival will help fill the void at Fulham created by the departure of former captain Brian McBride at the end last season. Speaking last week, Hammers chief executive Scott Duxbury admitted: "We recognise Bobby Zamora and John Paintsil had limited first-team opportunities last season. "They want to play regular first-team football and we have given permission for them to speak to Fulham with a view to concluding a move."

Source: ESA