West Ham United have signed Liverpool winger Stewart Downing for a fee of about £5m.
Downing, who revealed last December he has been told he can leave the Merseyside club by manager Brendan Rodgers, has agreed a four-year contract with Sam Allardyce’s side.
The 29-year-old is the second player to move from Anfield to Upton Park following the permanent transfer of his former teammate Andy Carroll for £15m.
“I am very excited. It’s a great opportunity for me being here, it’s a great club and I’m really excited to get going,” Downing said.
Downing arrived at Liverpool in a £20m deal from Aston Villa in July 2011 when Kenny Dalglish was the manager.
The winger scored five times in 45 appearances for the Reds in the 2012/13 season and registered seven goals in 91 appearances for the club overall.