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Friday, January 30, 2009
Kovac joins Hammers on loan from Spartak Moscow

West Ham have signed Czech Republic midfielder Radoslav Kovac on loan from Spartak Moscow until the end of the season.

The 29-year-old, who was captain at Spartak, can also play in central defence and brings a wealth of experience from his country's World Cup 2006 and Euro 2008 campaigns.

Hammers boss Gianfranco Zola is delighted to have signed a player who is used to Champions League and UEFA Cup level.

"I am pleased to have Radoslav here,'' Zola told the club's official website,

"He has a lot of experience with the national team and he will give us competition in a midfield - which is already very strong. I am sure he will help us with what we are trying to achieve this season.''

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