Boa Morte pen Irons contract

Portuguese forward Luis Boa Morte has signed a new two-year contract with West Ham United, having overcome a long-term knee injury.

The 32-year-old former Fulham and Arsenal man missed almost the whole of last season, marking his only appearance with a goal in the 1-1 final-day draw with Manchester City.

Boa Morte told his club's official website:"I am delighted to sign the contract and can't wait to get started.

"The new manager Avram Grant is going to play an attacking style and I hope to get involved in that.

"I am very happy to be at West Ham and look forward to scoring more goals and doing everything I can for the team.

"To be honest, I did have more options and more offers from other people, but I wanted to stay here.

"When the season finished, a few clubs came to me about signing for them, but West Ham believed in me and things are looking positive here."

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