West Ham sign Brazilian forward Nene on a free transfer

According to BBC Sport, West Ham have completed a deal to sign talented Brazilian forward Nene on a free transfer until the end of the season.

The 33-year-old has enjoyed a decent career prior to his move to London, playing for the likes of Brazilian side Santos, French Ligue 1 outfit AS Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain. Nene also spent time in Spain playing for a host of La Liga sides. He most recently was playing for Qatari side Al-Gharafa, but left in January.

With West Ham desperate to end the season strongly, they have been keen to bolster their attacking options. They recently lost Andy Carroll for the rest of the campaign, and while they have two in-form and fit strikers in Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho, the Londoners are thin on other viable attackers should they lose the talented duo.

Nene largely operates as a winger, but would likely be used in a more central role under West Ham’s new system devised by manager Sam Allardyce this season. The Brazilian forward will be at Upton Park until the end of the campaign, and revealed how excited he is to finally play back in Europe. He views the Premier League as the most competitive division in the world.

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