Parker joins West Ham United

West Ham United are delighted confirm that Scott Parker today completed a £7 million transfer from Newcastle United.

Alan Curbishley made the accomplished England international his first signing of the summer as the midfielder pen to paper on a five-year contract with the Hammers

"I'm delighted Scott has agreed to sign for us," said Curbs. "Our relationship goes back some time to when he first joined Charlton as a schoolboy.

"He's coming to the Club knowing full well that we're trying to push forward and he wants to be part of that. Firstly he wants to improve our team; then he wants to improve his chances of forcing his way back into the England scene.

"He has been captain of Newcastle over the last couple of seasons and he is exactly the type of player that I wanted to bring to the Club. He's very experienced but still young and I'm sure he's going to be a big asset to West Ham."