Breaking news this morning is that James Collins has signed for West Ham United.
The Welsh International centre back has re-signed for West Ham following a spell of three seasons with Aston Villa.
Collins, 28, was sold to Villa for £5 Million but is thought to have cost West Ham £2 Million to secure his services for the second time.
Jack Sullivan, the son of West Ham Co-Owner David Sullivan confirmed the signing of Collins on Twitter.
Collins, who is affectionately known as Ginge, or The Ginger Pele, will add much needed experience to West Hams defence for their first season back in The Premiership.
Speaking to whufc.com he said:
“As soon as I knew the interest was there from West Ham I couldn’t wait to get down and sign. I had a great affinity with the club and the fans when I was here the first time and I enjoyed my time here so much last time that it wasn’t a hard decision to make, to be honest.
“I think everyone knew that I didn’t really want to leave when I did [in 2009] because I was enjoying my time here so much. I’ve come back and I’m a much better player this time around so I can’t wait to get cracking and show the fans that I am a better player and can put in the performances on the pitch.”
Despite suffering injuries during his first spell with West Ham, Collins has averaged 36 games per year for Aston Villa so we should be seeing Ginge regularly this season.
News first broke a few days ago that Collins was on his way back – Read About It Here – to West Ham along with several other defenders including Ivan Ramic, well the deal for Collins is now sewn up so lets hop the signing of Ramis is not far behind.
What do you guys think? Good signing?