Alessandro Diamanti (Striker)
2nd May 1983 (Prato)Signed:
28th Aug 2009 (£5,700,000)Contract:
5 yearsPrevious Club:
Best Signing 2009/10; Most Missed 2010/11.
Having been linked with a number of Serie A clubs in the summer Diamanti eventually opted to sign for the Hammers three days ahead of the summer 2009 transfer deadline.
A striker very much in the Paolo Di Canio mould, much will be expected of a player who scored 18 goals in Serie B during the 2008/09 campaign - a tally that helped his side gain promotion back to Serie A.