Stewart Downing joins West Ham from Liverpool

Downing poses with his new strip - he'll wear the number 23 at West Ham. Photo: @whufc_official

West Ham have completed the signing of Stewart Downing from Liverpool on a four year contract for an undisclosed fee, believed to be around £6m.

The England winger joined Liverpool for £20m from Aston Villa in 2011, but never fully justified such a big transfer fee.

He found it difficult to force his way into Brendan Rodgers' starting XI at the beginning of last season, and despite featuring more prominently towards to end of the campaign, he has been allowed to follow Andy Carroll to Upton Park.

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Stewart told us: "I'm very excited. It's a great opportunity for me being here, it's a great Club and I'm really excited to get going."