West Ham confirm signing of goalkeeper from bitter rivals Millwall

Date published: Monday 3rd June 2019 9:35 - Oli Fisher


West Ham have signed goalkeeper David Martin on a free transfer from London rivals Millwall.

The 33-year-old, the son of former Hammers and England defender Alvin Martin, has agreed a two-year contract.

“Signing for West Ham United is a dream, both for me and my family,” Martin told the club website.

“I’ve grown up around West Ham and to come to my boyhood club is a dream.”

Martin is likely to be West Ham’s third-choice keeper behind fellow summer signing Roberto and player of the year Lukasz Fabianski.

Director of football Mario Husillos added: “We are happy to sign David Martin. He was excited about our project from the first moment we spoke to him.

“As well as knowing his career and his last season in the Championship, we also had excellent reports about him both as a professional and as a person from Xavi Valero, our goalkeeper coach, who has worked with him before at Liverpool.

“Because of all these reasons, he was an obvious target and we are pleased to have him at the Club.”


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