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Hammers sign Swiss keeper Spiegel

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West Ham have signed teenage goalkeeper Raphael Spiegel from Swiss side Grasshoppers for an undisclosed fee, the newly-promoted Barclays Premier League side have announced.

The 19-year-old, who is a Switzerland Under-20 international, has penned a three-year contract until 2015 with an option for a further year and will arrive at the club this week.

The 6ft 3in custodian made 17 appearances for Swiss second tier side SC Bruhl SG last season, having played 41 games in the previous two campaigns for Grasshoppers' second team in the third tier.

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