Saturday, July 17, 2010

Steve Sidwell Signed for Fulham, Snubbing West Ham United

Aston Villa midfielder Steve Sidwell has put pen on paper to complete his move to Fulham for a reported fee of £2 million. West Ham United was highly interested to secure the holding midfielder’s service, but the player decided to join Fulham.

West Ham United is trying hard to strengthen their squad ahead of the next season and has been linked with a number of star players since the end of the last season. The Hammers are also eyeing on Fulham striker Bobby Zamora, but there is no improvement in their pursuit of securing the service of England U-21 international.

Steve Sidwell started his career at Arsenal and was considered as a very talented player, but the 27-year-old has failed to flourish his full potential yet. He joined Villa in 2008 in a move away from Chelsea and represented Villa in 41 Premier League matches over the last couple of years.

Reports out in the media suggest that Sidwell decided to join Fulham after being convinced of Martin Jol becoming new Fulham manager. Jol is now very close to complete his move to London from Ajax.

Fulham finished 12th in the Premier League last season, but managed to reach the final of UEFA Europa League where they lost to Atletico Madrid.

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