West Ham have continued their late business in the final throes of the transfer window with the signing of Croatian striker Nikica Jelavic from Hull City.
The 30-year-old was part of the Hull side relegated to the Championship last term, having joined from Everton in 2014, but will link up with Slaven Bilic at Upton Park having passed a medical and signed a two-year contract with an option for a third.
Jelavic worked with Bilic as part of the Croatian national team set-up and joins Alex Song and Victor Moses in moving to east London on deadline day.
“I am very excited to be signing for West Ham United, especially as it is a big club and I didn’t know until a couple of days ago that I would have the opportunity to come here,” he told the club’s official website.
“Of course it is always a target to play in the Premier League, so when I found out that West Ham wanted me there was no doubt that I wanted to come here.
“I’ve played for Slaven before for the Croatia national team and he is a great manager and a great man. I am really happy and delighted to be working with him and all his staff again.
Despite an injury-hit campaign last time out, Jelavic managed eight Premier League goals, with Michail Antonio and Emmanuel Adebayor among those reported as further attacking targets for West Ham.