Downing Joins West Ham from Liverpool.

West Ham United have signed Liverpool winger Stewart Downing for a fee of about £5m.

Stewart Downing Joins Sam Allardyce's West Ham.
Stewart Downing Joins Sam Allardyce’s West Ham.

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.