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West Ham complete 'keeper swoop

Filed: Monday, 3rd June 2019
By: Staff Writer

West Ham United have completed the capture of Millwall number one David Martin.

The 33-year-old will join West Ham on a free transfer at the end of the month, when his current contract at the New Den expires. Martin, the son of former Hammer Alvin, has been awarded a two-year contract.

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"Signing for West Ham United is a dream, both for me and my family," said Martin. "Iíve grown up around West Ham and to come to my boyhood club is a dream.

"I came to games as a kid as one of the supporters in the stands at the Boleyn Ground. I loved watching my Dad play, and Iíve continued coming to games throughout my career. Itís fantastic to be a part of this great club.

"Iíve always been an enthusiastic and positive person - Iíll always go into training every day with that attitude to compete with Lukasz (Fabianski) and Roberto."

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Meanwhile the club's Director of Football, Mario Husillos, added: "We are happy to sign David Martin. He was excited about our project from the first moment we spoke to him.

"We had excellent reports about him both as a professional and as a person from Xavi Valero, our goalkeeper coach, who has worked with him before at Liverpool. Because of these reasons he was an obvious target and we are pleased to have him at the club."

Romford-born Martin's arrival means that West Ham now boast three goalkeepers in their mid-30s, following the recent arrival of Roberto on a free transfer from Espanyol - and should allow current Academy number one Nathan Trott to be sent out on loan next season.

He and Roberto effectively replace former number one Adrian - at a considerably lower combined salary - who is set to leave West Ham on a free transfer at the end of the month.

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