West Ham await Jacobsen clearance
Wednesday 01 September 2010
West Ham were today awaiting Premier League approval to complete the free transfer of Denmark right-back Lars Jacobsen from Blackburn.
The move was sealed late on transfer deadline day and checks were being made to ensure the relevant paperwork was submitted before the 6pm deadline.
Jacobsen, 30, has earned 35 caps for his country and played 16 times for Blackburn after joining them on a free transfer from Everton last summer.
Hammers boss Avram Grant, whose side have shipped nine goals in their opening three Barclays Premier League games, had made recruiting a new right-back a priority. Jacobsen began his career at Danish side Odense and and played for Hamburg, FC Copenhagen and Nuremberg before joining Everton two years ago.
His appearances for the Toffees were limited by a shoulder injury and he was allowed to leave after one season.
Jacobsen played in all three of Denmark's matches at this summer's World Cup, where they failed to progress from their group.
Latest in Sport
- 1 Florida man sentenced to two-and-a-half years for having sex on the beach in front of a child
- 2 Autistic teenager beaten up by bullies makes them watch 20-minute video about autism
- 4 World learns of app that shows you who unfriended you on Facebook, app promptly crashes
- 5 Chris Moyles reportedly set to make radio comeback with new breakfast show on XFM
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Osborne to cap family benefits at £23,000 – announced ahead of his post-election Budget
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Sickness and disability benefits could be reduced by £30 a week as part of £12bn welfare cuts
Greece debt crisis: Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande issue Athens with 24-hour ultimatum to avoid crashing out of the euro
Greece crisis: Referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its lack of genuine legitimacy