Lee Bowyer (Midfielder)
3rd Jan 1977 (London)Signed:
8th Jun 2006 (£0)Contract:
Details unknownPrevious Club:
Bad boy Bowyer returned to East London in the summer of 2006 after three years in exile at Newcastle.
Alan Pardew took a huge gamble re-signing a player who made little impression during his earlier brief spell with the Hammers (although in all fairness his six month stint in 2003 was hampered by a succession of injuries), with almost half of fans in a KUMB poll voting against his return.
But the controversy that dogged Bowyer's early years has all but disappeared in recent seasons (the on-field punch-up with team-mate Kieron Dyer aside) and Newcastle boss Glenn Roeder admitted he was sad to see the former Charlton trainee leave the North East.