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West Ham bring Razak back to England

Abdul Razak started his professional career at Man City. Credit: PA

Sam Allardyce has added to his West Ham squad by bring in former Manchester City midfielder Abdul Razak, following his release by Anzhi Makhachkala.

The Ivorian has signed a short-term contract, as the Hammers battle against relegation.

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Times have changed for Anzhi...

The Anzhi Makhachkala preparing to face Spurs this week are a very different proposition to the club we portrayed less than 12 months ago.

Last season, as the Russian outfit prepared to take on Liverpool at Anfield, they were top of the Russian league.

They boasted enough of oligarch Suleiman Kerimov's roubles to attract the likes of Samuel Eto'o, Willian and, in Guus Hiddink, one football's most respected managers.

Fast foward 11 months and Anzhi are rock bottom of the Russian league, winless after 11 games.

Hiddink has been moved on along with Eto'o, Willian, Yuri Zhirkov, Igor Denisov, Lassana Diarra, Chris Samba and many of their other top earners.

Billionaire owner Kerimov's decision to restructure the club's finances has slashed Anzhi's budget by more than two thirds and results have suffered spectacularly.

You can watch Anzhi v Spurs live on ITV

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