Dyer deal done

KIERON Dyer has signed for West Ham.The England midfielder completed the move today for a reported £8m, which will hand Ipswich Town a welcome £200,000 windfall up front, with a further £200,000 to follow.

By Derek Davis

KIERON Dyer has signed for West Ham.

The England midfielder completed the move today for a reported £8m, which will hand Ipswich Town a welcome £200,000 windfall up front, with a further £200,000 to follow.

The bonus comes after Town chairman David Sheepshanks inserted a clause in the initial deal that saw Dyer sign for Newcastle in 1999 that would give them 20 per cent of any profit on the £6m that the Geordies originally paid.


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Dyer, who has been keen to leave St James' Park to be closer to his family in Ipswich, looked like he had missed out on the chance to join the Hammers when the deal stalled earlier this month.

West Ham had agreed a fee for the 28-year-old, who can play across the midfield or as a support striker, but the deal collapsed when the Magpies decided to up their valuation of the player from around £6million.

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