Bellamy seals City switch

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Manchester City have confirmed the signing of Craig Bellamy from West Ham United for an undisclosed fee.

Hammers striker completes Eastlands move

Manchester City have confirmed the signing of Craig Bellamy from West Ham United for an undisclosed fee. The Wales international has signed a four-and-a-half year deal at Eastlands after successfully coming through a routine medical. City chief Mark Hughes is well aware of the player's ability having worked with him as boss of both the Wales national side and Blackburn Rovers. In what is expected to be a busy month for City, the capture of Bellamy becomes the club's second signing of the transfer window following Wayne Bridge's move from Chelsea. Bellamy, who will join his new team-mates at their training camp in Tenerife, could make his City debut against former club Newcastle United on 28th January. Hughes has spoken of his excitement at once more linking up with a player he has always rated highly. "I am delighted to be working with Craig once more," he told the club's official website. "He is an outstanding player who provides us with qualities that we are lacking slightly. "He has blistering pace, has bags of enthusiasm, has a superb attitude to training and will be a great addition to the squad." It is thought West Ham will receive in the region of £14million for the well travelled striker.

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