Dean Ashton (Striker)
24th Nov 1983 (Swindon)Signed:
22nd Jan 2006 (£7,000,000)Contract:
5 years (signed June 2008)Previous Club:
Norwich CityKUMB Awards:
Goal of the Season 2007/08, (third place) 2015/16; Best Signing (third place) 2005/06; Most Missed 2009/10, Best Podcast Guest 2015/16.
Dean Ashton started his professional career at Crewe under the tutelage of the highly-experienced Dario Grady.
He left Gresty Road for Norwich in a £3m deal four-and-a-half years after making his debut for the Championship side as a 17-year-old, before joining the Hammers 17 months later in a club record £7m deal.
Cited as one of the most promising youngsters in English football, Ashton has scored regularly for both of his clubs - and for the England under-21s.