West Ham sign Nene for the rest of the season

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West Ham United have signed striker Nene on a free transfer after the 33 year-old was made available by Qatari side Al-Gharafa.

The Brazilian scored 36 goals in 79 appearances for French giants PSG, but was axed in 2013 by Carlo Ancelotti as part of the huge new investment in the club. 

West Ham are once again with out injury plagued Andy Carroll for the foreseeable and the club's record signing underwent knee surgery on Wednesday that will keep him out until the summer at least.

Nene, then, arrives as support for Sam Allardyce's current attacking options even if it has been claimed the club's owners pursued a move for the player against the wishes of their manager.

The Hammers have done the business in the transfer market of late and they will be hoping Nene proves to be another shrewd signing following the goalscoring exploits of Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho.

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These two summer acquisitions have contributed 14 goals between them this term, while Carlton Cole has scored an additional three. Carroll had found the net five times before his most recent long-term setback. 

Nene, meanwhile, appeared to rule himself out of the Sunday meeting with London rivals after claiming it would take him around 10 days to reach full fitness following his move to Upton Park.

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