Hammers secure deal for Rovers striker

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West Ham have boosted their striking options by completing the signing of Benni McCarthy from Blackburn for an undisclosed fee.

The former FC Porto man has signed an 18-month deal at Upton Park after passing a medical and being granted a work permit.

McCarthy has scored four goals in 16 appearances for Sam Allardyce's side this season but has spent most of the campaign on the bench.

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