Kovac to Basel
West Ham have confirmed that Radoslav Kovac has departed the club for Basel in Switzerland. Despite having one year remaining on his contract, Kovac had grown disappointed with a lack of first team opportunitys, Since falling down the midfield pecking order under Avram Grant. Kovac has decided to embark on a fresh challenge, despite the arrival of new manager Sam Allardyce and the prospect of a fresh challenge in the Championship. League Champions Basel have offered the former Czech Republic international a two-year deal as they prepare for UEFA Champions League football. Kovac, 31, could face the Hammers when Basel take on Allardyce's side in a pre-season friendly on 13th July. Kovac initially joined West Ham from Spartak Moscow in January 2009 before making the move permanent the following August.
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