Top five: Premier League panic signings (1)

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West Ham United announced the signing of Carlton Cole on a three-month deal yesterday as Sam Allardyce looked to add goals to his side.

The move to sign the 30-year-old seems a little desperate considering Allardyce allowed the former Chelsea striker to leave on a free transfer in the summer.

Cole's move back to the Hammers has prompted GMS to look at five other Premier League panic signings over the last four years.

Click through the following pages to see who else makes the list.

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