West Ham manager Alan Curbishley believes Freddie Ljungberg´s vast experience of European football can only help the club cement its Premier League status next season.

Ljungberg, 30, quit Arsenal for West Ham on Monday in a three-year deal worth around £60,000-a-week. West Ham may eventually pay close to £3million for Ljungberg but boss Curbishley reckons the outlay is well worth it to gain a player with the Swede´s undoubted experience.

He said: "Freddie brings a few things into the equation - his Champions League experience for one. He is versatile and can play in different positions and then there is his hunger."

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